This year at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, the students are going green for our planet by recycling.
The University is having a contest between the dorms on campus called Recyclemania, that will be from Mar. 5 to Apr. 1.
Students that live in the dorms are able to participate and whichever dorm has the most recycled goods will get a party.
Bishop, Lucio, Lynch, Martin, Mesquite Village West, and Turner are all participating.
Miguel Padron, a Student Development Specialist living in Martin said, “This is like a movement to try and help the planet.”
Padron says there are a lot things that can be recycled, “the plastic bottles, the paper, the foil paper, sometimes the food also can be recycled”.
Carlos Gonzalez, a kinesiology major working in Martin Hall said, “I like to go hiking and going outdoors and seeing plastic, like chip bags, water bottles, it looks bad in the trail and it makes it less enjoyable.”
Luis Villasana, majoring in Cultural Studies said, “I believed that the implementation of recycling in the dorms is important, because it allows the students to be presented with opportunities to help the environment”.
Over the past few years, the university has attempted to become an “environmentally” friendly institution, with the incorporation of printing credits to reduce waste.
Recycling in the dorms will hopefully continue the trend towards environmental consciousness, all over the campus.