Going Green at U of I

Flyer for the Go Play Go Green event featuring the  Recycling Education Vehicle -  Illini Union Website

Flyer for the Go Play Go Green event featuring the Recycling Education Vehicle – Illini Union Website

The Coca-Cola Recycling Education Vehicle came to U of I to help teach proper recycling habits to students.

The University of Illinois was host to the Go Play Go Green event with Coca-Cola and Campus Vending. The workshop took place on the Illini Union Anniversary Plaza, just on the edge of the Illinois quad. The Coca-Cola Recycling Education Vehicle served as an interactive opportunity for students to learn more about recycling and sustainability. Students were able to learn the details of what happens after you throw away your plastic bottle into the recycling bin, and what their new recycling and sustainable habits should be.

Image of the Coca-Cola Recycling Education Vehicle- Coke Recycling Website

Image of the Coca-Cola Recycling Education Vehicle- Coke Recycling Website

URBANA-  The University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign welcomed the Coca-Cola Recycling Education Vehicle to campus to help students develop their recycling and sustainability habits. The U of I has given a great amount of time and effort into making sure they continue their sustainability efforts through an increase in recycling bins as well as solar panels throughout the campus. Through the recycling vehicle, students were able to get hands-on experience on the correct way to recycle through interactive touch-screen games and a phone-charging bicycle that worked through human pedaling. The event also featured an interactive walk-through of the recycling process after one would recycle their bottle or other item, and how that item could be turned into string, t-shirts and more.

The Recycling Vehicle has been going to events and campuses throughout the country since 2009. According to the Coca-Cola website, around 1.5 million people have learned recycling habits through the traveling program. The vehicle has made appearances in 40 states, nine Canadian provinces and over 1,000 cities. The program has also been to a variety of events, spanning from college campuses to the Olympics, NASCAR, NCAA Final-Four and the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

 

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