Office Clean-Out and GreekMania events support RecycleMania 2014

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Radford University Recycling completed two successful events over the last two weeks in March to complement the university's participation in RecycleMania 2014.

Over a four day period beginning March 18, RU Recycling held its inaugural Office Clean-Out Competition, pitting all university academic buildings against one another to see which could clear out the most recyclable materials.

The David Armstrong Complex won in a landslide of mixed paper, recycling 216 pounds of materials from 53 office spaces.

To ensure fairness in the competition, RU Recycling averaged the weight of recyclables per office. The Armstrong Complex averaged more than four pounds per office. Walker Hall finished a distant second with 178 pounds, or nearly two pounds per office. Whitt Hall finished in third place by recycling nearly 1.68 pounds per office.

Office inhabitants of the Armstrong will have an ice-cream social party and a rolling trophy presented to them during Earth Week, April 21-25.

From March 24-28, RU Recycling held GreekMania, a triathlon-themed recycling competition among RU's Greek organizations.

The Greek groups recycled mixed containers on day one of the event, mixed paper on the second day and cardboard on day three.

Fraternity Values Society ran away with the competition by recycling more than 123 pounds of recyclables, or 4.585 pounds per member. Kappa Delta Rho claimed second place with 2.774 pounds per member and Alpha Sigma Tau placed third with 2.676 pounds per member.

The prize for winning the event is rolling trophy and a pizza party. RU Greek Life, in agreement with RU Recycling, decided to give away the pizza party to Alpha Sigma Tau for bringing in the most recyclables materials of 238 pounds, said RU Recycling Coordinator Pavan Muddanna.

Fraternity Values Society will receive its rolling trophy during the Greek awards celebration scheduled for April 29.

Muddanna said he is "extremely happy with the performance and efforts from both the events" and was thankful" to each and everyone involved in making the inaugural events a grand success."

Apr 2, 2014