By Richard Zagrzecki
During a free screening of the Disney/Pixar film WALL-E on March 5, the Office of Sustainability gave away a WALL-E recycled art piece.
University of Houston student Jacqueline Pham was the lucky winner of the prize, which was presented to her by Office of Sustainability Program Manager Sarah Kelly.
The movie screening, which is one of numerous RecycleMania events held across campus, drew close to 60 students. It took place in the multipurpose room of Oberholtzer Hall.
According to the IMDB website, WALL-E takes place 700 years in the future, when the planet is overrun with garbage and devoid of plant and animal life, the result of years of environmental degradation and consumerism. The surviving humans are living on a spaceship. The original plan was for them to live there five years while cleaning robots prepared Earth for recolonization. But after 700 years, only one robot remains.
For more information about RecycleMania activities at UH, visit www.uh.edu/recyclemania.