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                                                                                                Nov. 10, 2003


Catholic University Celebrates Recycling Day


The Catholic University of America will get a jump on Saturday’s America Recycles Day when students, staff and faculty observe CUA Recycles Day on Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, with educational presentations, games, prizes, music and food offered in front of the Edward J. Prybyla University Center.


“We planned this event with the help of some very enthusiastic students who wanted to draw attention to our recycling programs on campus,” said Joe Beres, director of environmental health and safety. “Many members of our campus community are already doing a great job. We hope even more will start recycling after stopping by the Pryz for some fun and a little education about how easy it is to recycle – and how important it is for our environment to try to keep as much recyclable material as possible out of our landfills.”


The university currently recycles 49 percent of its total waste stream; cardboard and mixed office paper make up the bulk of CUA’s recycled trash, said Christopher Vetick, assistant director for grounds, facilities and maintenance. He added that CUA administrators hope to raise that figure to 60 percent in the near future.


CUA is a recognized “green” leader in the Washington, D.C., area and has received kudos for its progressive environmental practices in recent years.



For more information about CUA Recycles Day, contact Beres or Vetick at 202-319-5121. Check the links below to read more about CUA’s “green” recognition:









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