NRC CURC Workshops
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 21:06:14 -0500

For Immediate Release


Rebecca Mebane
National Recycling Coalition
Phone (703) 683-9025 ext 206


The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) and its College and University
Recycling Council (CURC) are announcing the second annual Campus Recycling
Series. The series includes three regional one-day conferences where college
and university recycling managers, facility managers, administrators, and
students will gather to discuss topics ranging from recycling basics to
challenges faced by campus recycling programs across the county. "The Campus
Recycling Series is a great example of how the NRC delivers much -needed
information and resources to its members across the county" said Will
Ferretti, Executive Director of the NRC.


February 18, 1999 Stanford University, Stanford, CA
March 23, 1999 Northeastern University, Boston, MA
April 13, 1999 Miami University, Oxford, OH

Last year's series resulted in new and expanded recycling services at several
colleges and universities, including Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. As
a result of the training, Tulane now has recycling bins on every floor of
every academic building and a recycling container can be found next to every
outdoor trash can. The 1997-1998 series trained more than 370 professionals
from 141 colleges and universities in 33 states and British Columbia. NRC and
CURC expect even better results this year.

The purpose of the Campus Recycling Series is to provide affordable training
and networking opportunities for campus recycling managers. The regional
workshops provide training for novice as well as veteran campus recycling
coordinators and allow colleges and universities to exchange information about
best practices for operating recycling programs.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Campus Recycling Series are still available.
For more information on the Campus Recycling Series and sponsorship categories
and benefits, contact Rebecca Mebane, NRC Director of Conferences and Meetings
at (703) 683-9025 ext. 206 or by email at

Series sponsors confirmed to date are: American Forest & Paper Association;
American Plastics Council; Manistique Papers, Inc; Rainbow Eco Specialities;
Resource Recycling; The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers;
The Coca Cola Company; and U.S. Postal Service