Earth Day Carnival and Reuse to Reduce

This past Monday, on Earth Day, April 22nd Recycling Club hosted the 4th Annual Earth Day Carnival. The weather was perfect and the carnival was a great success! There was free popcorn, cotton candy, and pink lemonade as well as some great music provided by DJ Hittamixxx.


There were many games for carnival goers, such as Coffee Cup Toss, Plinko, Sort Recycling, Knocking Cans Down, and more. We also had some great crafts at the craft table that utilized old CDs and their cases that were donated to us by the campus radio station. The CD cases were made into keepsake boxes and the CDs were used to make decorations. There was also a craft that used a yogurt cup, some string, and bottle caps to make a wind chime!


Overall, the carnival was successful and made a positive impact on the campus and community by educating people about recycling and the benefits of reusing items to make new things. To see more photos from this event become a fan of the “New Paltz Recycles” Facebook page or follow this link:


The next project for Recycling Club is Reuse to Reduce. Reuse to Reduce is an annual program that has been at SUNY New Paltz for over four years. This program aims to collect any and all usable materials from students as they move out of the residence halls at the end of the school year. There will be boxes for: clothing, unopened food, school supplies, books, towels and linens, electronics, and miscellaneous items. There will be boxes in each of the residence halls and the Student Union Building. The items are donated to local charities.


The rest of the items will be given away at a community give away on May 18th from 7:30am to 8pm at the United Methodist Church on the corner of Main St and Grove St.


We are looking for volunteers on May 17th to help move out the stuff. Even an hour can help! If you’re interested please email:



End of RecycleMania 2013

Hello fellow recyclers!


I’m sorry for this update being a little late, we have been excitingly preparing for the Earth Day Carnival! I am a little sad to announce that the 2013 RecycleMania tournament ended on March 30th. Since the week before the final day was SUNY New Paltz’s spring break that week is not counted in the overall standings of the competition because a majority of the student population left the campus for the week.


Here are the results of Week 7 of RecycleMania:

1st place: Lenape Hall with 4.57*

2nd place: Capen Hall with 4.56*

3rd place: College/Shango Hall with 4.38*

4th place: Esopus Hall with 4.35*

5th place: Bliss Hall with 4.28*

6th place: Scudder Hall with 4.27*

7th/8th place: Bevier Hall and Crispell Hall with 4.22*

9th place: Deyo Hall with 4.19*

10th place: DuBois Hall with 4.16*

11th place: LeFevre Hall with 4.13*

12th place: Bouton Hall with 3.70*

13th place: Gage Hall with 3.67*


FINAL RECYCLEMANIA RESULTS: (These are the cumulative results of 7 weeks)

1st place: Capen Hall with 29.38*

2nd place: Lenape Hall with 28.99*

3rd place: Esopus Hall with 27.87*

4th place: College/Shango Hall with 27.59*

5th place: Bevier Hall with 27.53*

6th place: Scudder Hall with 27.52*

7th place: Bliss Hall with 27.47*

8th place: Crispell Hall with 27.27*

9th place: Deyo Hall with 26.94*

10th place: DuBois Hall with 26.80*

11th place: LeFevre Hall with 26.46*

12th place: Bouton Hall with 24.24*

13th place: Gage Hall with 24.08*


This year’s competition was so close! I want to thank Recycling Club, Facilities, Residence Hall Student Association and everyone else who helped make this year’s competition the best one yet!


Next on the Recycling Club agenda is the Earth Day Carnival! This is the 4th year we’re having this event and we think this year will  be the greatest because we are finally having it actually on Earth Day! We will be having lots of fun and recycling-related games that anyone can play to win tickets and put those tickets towards some great prizes. We are looking for organizations to run our game booths so if you’re involved on campus and would like to help out with the Earth Day Carnival then email us at:, we would love to have you! Even if you can’t run a game booth you should come to the Earth Day Carnival and bring your friends! We’ll also be having live music by DJ Hittamixxx and free popcorn and cotton candy!


See you there!