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RecycleMania Standings

In the Grand Champion category Wright State University is ranked #90 out of 288 Universities with cumulative recycling at 34.41%. Just as a reference point, Butler University, a school about 1/4 the size of Wright State, is #24 and recycling at a rate of 50%. In Ohio, Wright State is ranked 7th out of 14 (which might be ok if you want to be average) but Butler is #2 in the state of Indiana. Come on, join the crowd and pitch in—Recycle! Beat Butler!

With just a couple of weeks to go, we REALLY need to make a huge push to boost our standing in the competition so stuff those Green Spot containers with all of the recyclable items you can find and bring your friends to join you with tons of recycling!

Sustainability Events

5th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care

Thursday, March 26 - WSU will be co-hosting the 5th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care at the Sharonville Convention Center. This yearly event is relevant to not only medical and nursing faculty, staff and students, but also to those involved in engineering and others with interests in sustainable design, construction and operation.

This year, SSHC will feature nationally renowned Health Care expert, Richard (Dick) Jackson, as the keynote speaker. He is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was Director of the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta and received the Presidential Distinguished Service award. In October, 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. The symposium has clinical and infrastructure panels as well.

More detailed information and a registration link can be found at: http://www.heapy.com/about/upcoming-events/item/224-symposium-on-sustainability-in-health-care-sshc-15.html.

"Growing Cities" Local Food Film at the Neon Theater!

Join us May 2nd 3:00 p.m. for the screening of "Growing Cities", a film about urban farming in America. This documentary examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power local food grown in cities has to revitalize our communities and change the way we think about food and eat.


Contact Linda Ramey (Linda.Ramey@wright.edu) for details and ticket information.

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