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Pin ManThe RecycleMania pep rally scheduled for March 3 has been postponed. We'll be rescheduling it to a later date. Stay tuned!

Colleges nationwide will compete to reduce waste from Sunday, February 2 to Saturday, March 29.
Known as RecycleMania, this friendly competition returns for its fourteenth year. North Lake College won the RecycleMania Waste Minimization competition every year from 2008 to 2011, and took second place in 2012 and 2013. This year we're fighting to regain the trophy, known as PinMan, from Valencia College.
The Waste Minimization category requires unique focus. Schools must reduce the full amount of waste generated - even recyclables! Results are determined by dividing the total amount of trash and recyclables by the campus population.
Watch our animated web series, The Pin Man, with new episodes are released weekly! And take part in competitions for students and staff!

Campaign 2014: Bring Back PinMan!

North Lake students and staff are taking a pledge to help reduce waste. We are pledging to
  • Learn how to reduce waste on campus and off;
  • Act to reduce personal waste on campus, including using reusable products;
  • Share ideas for reducing waste and share actions taken on campus via social media using #bringbackpinman.

Take the pledge

A pledge table will be set up in the NLC Gallery from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on these four days:

  • Wednesday, January 29
  • Thursday, January 30
  • Monday, February 3
  • Tuesday, February 4

Students and staff are welcome to take the pledge in person. Staff can also pledge online.

What happens when I pledge?

You promise to help NLC win RecycleMania, but you also enter into contests!

​​​​​​​Student art project

Save your clean trash! WEOTA, North Lake’s student art club, will be using clean waste from across campus to build an ambitious art project. They can use boxes, paper, and any other trash or recyclable material. Just make sure it’s not contaminated by things like food or grease, or anything you wouldn’t want artists grabbing and putting into an art installation.


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