Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity – America Recycles Day

WHAT:     America Recycles Day, sponsored by the Live Green Colorado State University Recycling Committee, focuses on getting students to pledge to recycle and buy recycled products. The event, themed "It all comes back to you," features informational booths, entertainment, games and crafts. Students who pledge to recycle can enter to win a bike from Recycled Cycles and a Ford Escape hybrid. At 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., the Rocky Mountain High School drum line will perform a "stomp show" utilizing trash cans, bottles and other recyclables as instruments.

WHEN/WHERE:      From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, on the Lory Student Center Plaza of Colorado State University.

DETAILS:     Last year, Colorado State placed seventh in RecycleMania, a competition held among 50 other colleges and universities nationwide. In 2004, Colorado State recycled 54 percent of the waste stream on campus. Since its inception in 1997, the program has grown substantially each year. The event is also co-sponsored by Wild Oats Market, Spradley-Barr Ford, Recycled Cycles, Eco Products, City of Fort Collins, Peterson Toyota, Colorado Iron and Metal, Corporate Express and Larimer County.