HRM GREEN TEAM AND PSI CHI WIN RECYCLEMANIA TEAM COMPETITIONS
to the HRM Green Team and Psi Chi for their efforts during the
RecycleMania on-campus team competition! Each team won $100
gift cards to local restaurants for earning the most points
during their recycling awareness campaigns.
This year, GreenUH switched up the team competition and
challenged organizations to run their own awareness campaigns in
order to boost recycling efforts on campus during the national
RecycleMania competition. Eight teams signed on to compete from
February 13 through March 30.
“The new awareness-focused competition generated a lot of fun
and excitement for students, especially around the use of
Facebook or social media in general, and the freedom for
students to choose their own events, for instance a fashion or
art event,” said Leah Wolfthal, Program Coordinator for
Psi Chi came out on top for the Sustainability Savvy Shasta
Division for groups of 21+ members. They won a $100 gift card to
Ruggles Green, a sponsor of the contest. The HRM Green Team won
the Conservation Houstonian Division for groups of 6-20 members
earning them a $100 gift card from another contest sponsor, Snap
During the contest, teams earned points by promoting green
initiatives and programs including hosting events, posting on
social media, and participating in GreenUH RecycleMania events.
HRM Green Team earned a total of 844 points. They hosted
activities including “Green Movie Mondays” where Hilton College
students were invited to watch movies focused on sustainability.
Psi Chi earned 536 for their promotions including the
“Recycle-Get-a-Candy” in which the group set up stations by
recycling bins and rewarded people who recycled.
The winning teams received a certificate and their prizes during
the RecycleMania Closing Ceremony on April 5 at the UC
Satellite. For more information on recycling or green
initiatives on campus, visit