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National RecycleMania Tournament Kicks Off

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National RecycleMania Tournament Kicks Off

Bentley kicked off the 2011 RecycleMania Tournament in February. During the eight-week national recycling contest, Bentley competes against approximately 630 schools from across the country in the following recycling and waste reduction categories:

Grand Champion: Highest diversion rate (tons of material recycled compared to tons trashed)

Per Capita Classic: Largest amount of recyclables per person

Waste Minimization: Least amount of solid waste generated per person -- including both recyclables and trash -- focused on the "reduce and reuse" parts of the "3Rs" (reduce, reuse, recycle)

The Gorilla Prize - Highest gross tonnage of recyclables regardless of campus population size

Bentley faculty, staff and students participate in RecycleMania by reducing and reusing as much material as possible; recycling items that cannot be reused; and generating as little trash as possible.

Through April 2, the Office of Sustainability will submit weekly totals detailing the amount of material recycled and trash generated (in tons) to RecycleMania organizers who track Bentley's performance against other schools. Last year, the university placed second among participating Northeast-10 schools for both the Gorilla Prize and the Per Capita Classic.

Look for bi-weekly e-mail updates on recycling performance, and check out weekly standings on the Bentley Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/bentleyofficeofsustainability) and via Twitter (@GreenBentley)

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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