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Week 4 - Take Charge Of Your E-Waste

This Week's Challenge:  February 26 - March 4

Join the movement to drastically reduce the amount of waste UI sends to the landfill.  From cell phones to televisions, and computers to tablets, electronics play an important part in our lives.  While they provide a valuable service to us, they can become a burden once they've reached the end of their useful lives.  This week, learn how you can minimize your electronic waste, find ways to reuse electronics if they still have life left, and find out how to recycle them when needed.

How To Win?

Complete at least one item from the check list below.  Then, log your participation using this online form.  You'll earn 1 point for each item you complete.  The more points you earn, the better your chance to win.

confirmation 1152155 1280 Make a pact with a friend or coworker to clean your electronic devices once-per-week to extend their lives.

confirmation 1152155 1280 Visit the UI Surplus website to learn how to recycle University-owned electronics.

confirmation 1152155 1280 Visit the City of Iowa City website to learn how to recycle your personal electronics.

confirmation 1152155 1280 RVSP to attend the showing of "Death by Design" at the IMU Black Box Theater, Monday, March 6th at 5pm.

    • Death by Design is a feature length documentary that explores what happens to your devices after they leave your hands. Technology impacts more than just those who have the privilege to wield it.  Award winning director and producer, Sue Williams, pulls back the curtain and takes your through the life of a device: secretive factories in China, to its less than ideal disposal.

confirmation 1152155 1280 Download the Week 4 toolkit materials and share one item via social media, e-newsletter, email, intranet, or some other communication network.

confirmation 1152155 1280 Take the pledge to recycle.

ticket 303706 1281 Random Winners

Three lucky winners will be randomly selected from this week's prize drawing.  To become eligible, submit your recycling efforts no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 6.

    • Winner #1 - Kelly N.
    • Winner #2 - Mary H.
    • Winner #3 - Meaghan H.

win 944525 1281 RecyHawk Trophy

The building with the most Week 4 Recyclemania participants wins this week's bragging rights and will host the RecyHawk Trophy next week!  Be sure to give your building a shot at the trophy by logging your recycling efforts this week.

    • Winner - General Hospital
    • 2nd Place - Dental Science Building
    • 3rd Place - Main Library

win 944525 1281 Res Hall RecyHawk Trophy

The residence hall with the most Week 2 Recyclemania participants wins this week's bragging rights and will host the Res Hall RecyHawk Trophy next week!  Be sure to give your building a shot at the trophy by logging your recycling efforts this week.

  • Winner - Burge
  • 2nd Place - Hillcrest
  • 3rd Place - Daum
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