Students received water bottles for signing a pledge to live a more sustainable life during America Recycles Day 2010.

Students received water bottles for signing a pledge to live a more sustainable life during America Recycles Day 2010.

Let’s show the world that Tigers aren’t just orange — we’re green, too. Join Clemson’s Recycling Services at the Byrnes Mall area on Nov. 15 for America Recycles Day. Participants will get the opportunity to meet the Recycling Services staff; learn more about what they can do to promote recycling; and, most importantly, give back to the community by recycling.

Forget the trash; bring your recyclables to the event. Participants are encouraged to drop off old e-waste (unwanted electronics) and any personal documents to be securely shredded along with other recyclable goods like paper, plastic, cans and cardboard. In exchange for your recycling, you’ll get fun freebies like buttons, T-shirts and bags.

To make the largest impact possible, you can’t just recycle one day a year. To encourage others to make recycling a part of their daily life, Recycling Services will be offering participants the opportunity to sign a pledge, which promises they will recycle one new material throughout the month of November.

The event will focus on recycling and waste reduction, said Kate Ripley, a senior history major and Recycling Service’s promotions intern. It’s a chance to talk with students, faculty and staff, and community members about how they can participate and help Clemson reduce waste.

Recycling Services has teamed up with Solid Green to continue to improve recycling across campus with initiatives like the recent removal of trashcans in academic buildings and their replacement with recycling bins. Keep your eyes out for more events like these by staying connected with green initiatives across campus.

Make the effort to participate, and join the effort in a greener campus.