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Campus Race to Zero Waste 2022

About Campus Race to Zero Waste

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Endicott College is competing in Campus Race to Zero Waste, formerly RecycleMania. Campus Race to Zero Waste is an eight-week friendly competition and benchmarking tool for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction across campuses. During the course of the competition, we will be tracking and reporting the amount of recycling, organics (food waste), and trash collected each week. We will be ranked in various categories based on the amount recycled per capita basis, diversion rate (recycling as a percentage of total waste), and the volume of combined trash and recycling produced.

Let’s see how much Endicott can reduce, reuse, and recycle over the next two months! Follow @SustainableEndicott to get involved and check back to this site often for updated event information.

Click here for more information on Campus Race to Zero Waste.

Learn more about Endicott College’s sustainability initiatives and meet the team!

Campus Freecycle Collection

The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with theEndicott Environmental Society, will be holding an on-campus Freecycle Thrift Store on Monday, February 14 in Lower Callahan from 3–5 p.m. Freecycling is when you give away an item you no longer need to someone who can make use of it, rather than throwing it in the trash. We know the impact that fast fashion has on our planet and how freecycling/thrifting can help combat these effects!

But we need your help! We are asking for donations of used clothing, professional clothing, office supplies, decorative goods, and anything else you no longer have a use for. All of these items will be available for both students and staff for free (suggested $1 donation store entry fee). All proceeds will go to charity. We will be at a table collecting on the following days:

  • Monday, January 24 from 9–10 a.m. and 3:30–4 p.m. (Lower Callahan)
  • Tuesday, January 25 from noon–1 p.m. and 3:30–4 p.m. (Upper Callahan)
  • Thursday, January 27 from noon–1 p.m. and 3:30–4 p.m. (Gerrish Business & Judge Science Center Lobby)
  • Monday, January 31 from 9–10 a.m. and 3:30–4 p.m. (EAT Food Market)
  • Thursday, February 3 from noon–1 p.m. and 3:30–4 p.m. (Lower Callahan)
Donation boxes for off-hour donations will also be placed in the lobbies of College Hall, Wax Academic Center, Gerrish Business & Judge Science Center, and the following residential halls: Endicott, Brindle, Frates, Stanish, Stoneridge, Marblehead, Bayview. If these arrangements do not work for you, please contact us at and we will find a time to collect your donation. We can’t wait to see you at the thrift store this February!

Weekly Events

  • Week 1: Waste Not, Want Not During Campus Race to Zero Waste (1/30–2/5)

    Show the Waste
    January 31, 11:30–1:30 p.m.
    Callahan Dining Hall

    How much food waste do we produce at lunch? Join us in Callahan to watch as the waste piles up, which will make you think carefully about how much you load on your plate. Guess how many pounds of food will be on the table at the end to win a prize! 

    The True Cost Movie Night
    Thursday, February 3, Lower Callahan, 7 p.m.

    Come down to Lower Callahan to watch The True Cost, a captivating movie about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the fast fashion industry is having on our world. While you watch, get crafty on some kindness rocks. Popcorn and drinks will be provided!

  • Week 2: Reduce Week (2/6–2/12)

    Unpacked Living with Sabrina Auclaire
    Monday, February 7, Noon
    Post Sport Science & Fitness Center Hospitality Suite

    Learn how to reduce your waste from Sabrina Auclair, founder of local Beverly zero waste store Unpacked Living! Unpacked Living was the first plastic-free store in Massachusetts, and it promotes an earth-friendly, low-waste, and plastic-free lifestyle. Sabrina will share tips on not only how to live zero-waste, but also how she made her dreams reality by starting her own business!

    Mug Shots
    Monday, February 7, Lower Callahan, Time TBD
    Wednesday, February 9, EAT Food Market, Time TBD
    Friday, February 11, Post Sport Science & Fitness Center, Time TBD

    Tired of unnecessary single-use plastic? Find us to get your “mug shot” taken! Snap a mug shot with your reusable mug or water bottle, post it on Instagram, and tag @sustainableendicott for a chance to win a prize! And on Friday, be sure to include a friend in your shot for National Make a Friend Day! Mug shots will be shared from the Sustainable Endicott Instagram on Saturday, February 12!

    Game Day Basketball Challenge—Endicott Vs. Curry
    Tuesday, February 8

    • Men’s Basketball vs. Curry College – 5:30 p.m., MacDonald Gymnasium
    • Women’s Basketball vs. Curry College – 7:30 p.m., MacDonald Gymnasium

    Cheer on the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams as they take on Curry College, and take a shot at reducing game-time waste! Which team will do the best at recycling per capita? Compete in halftime challenges to win prizes!

  • Week 3: Reuse Week (2/13–2/19)
    Campus Freecycle Thrift Store 
    Monday, February 14, Lower Callahan, 3–5 p.m.

    Come down to Lower Callahan to the Endicott Freecycle Thrift Store! Shop donated items from Endicott community members, including freecycled items such as clothes, office supplies, and home decor. Suggested $1 voluntary entry fee to benefit charity—items are free! 

    ECAD Fashion Show 
    Thursday, February 17, Cleary Lecture Hall, 6 p.m. 

    Event information to follow! 
  • Week 4: Recycle Week (2/20–2/26)
    Event information coming soon!
  • Week 5: Zero Waste Week (2/27–3/5)
    Event information coming soon!
  • Week 6: Specialty Recycling Week (3/6–3/12)
    Event information coming soon!
  • Week 7: Waste-wise Traveling! (3/13-3/19)
    Event information coming soon!
  • Week 8: The End—But Not For Waste Reduction! (3/20-3/26)
    Event information coming soon!

Ongoing Events

Weekly Kahoot Trivia

Residence Hall Recycling Competition
Weeks 4–6, February 20–March 12

Office Recycling Competition
Weeks 4–6, February 20–March 12

Which office can reduce, reuse, and recycle the most at Endicott College? Sign your office/department up to participate in Endicott’s first faculty and staff team recycling competition! The team that recycles the most (per capita) will win a gift card to Organic Garden Café for the entire team to treat themselves to lunch!

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