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March 6, 2008

Birmingham-Southern competes in national recycling contest

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Birmingham-Southern College is a contestant in RecycleMania 2008, which is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs in the U.S. The 10-week contest, which began the week of Jan. 27 and will end the week of March 30, provides the campus community with a fun, proactive project in waste reduction.

“The main goal of this event is to increase student awareness of campus recycling and waste minimization,” said BSC recycling coordinator Jon Bernreuter.

Over the period of the contest, campuses compete in different categories to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclable material per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. All participating schools are required to report measurements on a weekly basis in pounds. Birmingham-Southern is a contestant in the whole campus division of the

Bernreuter is a senior music technology major from Vestavia. He is the son of Drs. Jon and Wanda Bernreuter. To learn more about RecycleMania and follow the weekly standings in the competition, go to

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