The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) promoted waste reduction on its two campuses by
participating in the 2014 RecycleMania activity, a friendly, annual competition between colleges to raise
awareness of the benefits of recycling. To track performance, the recyclable materials generated on
participating campuses were collected, weighed and recorded over an eight-week period. Each college
tracks information and sends the results to be posted on the RecyleMania web site.
At CMN, faculty and staff became involved in RecycleMania this year by cleaning out offices, files, and
storage areas. Students observed the process through weekly updates that were posted on monitors
located throughout the Keshena and Green Bay campuses. In order to promote student participation,
the College’s Sustainable Development Institute held an on campus challenge to see who could get
caught doing “something nice” related to recycling. The winner of the contest was Natasha Chevalier,
Student Services. The total amount of recycled materials collected over the eight week period was a
whopping 5,456 pounds! Great Job to our students, faculty and staff!