The average individual generates around 6 pounds of waste per day, and about 40% of all waste is in the form of food. Each person disposes of approximately a ton of waste per year. Yikes!
Thank you for taking the first step to be more conscious of your personal waste output. Your actions matter. You are helping to combat climate change and to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills. We have the power to make a change.
How to participate
As part of Campus Sustainability Month this October, iSEE is starting a campuswide waste reduction challenge.
Use this form to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPPqdd9P7xdpL8VKVGCxLjjSbxvoNfTk1feHQJWyabd7U_nA/viewform
By registering to participate, you will receive a weekly grid to fill out with the items that you throw in the garbage each day; for example, food, single-use disposable items, paper, and plastics. A point system will be used for you to keep track of your waste. The goal is to earn as few points as possible. There is also the opportunity to subtract points for positive actions. These actions will result in a subtraction from your weekly total.
At the end of each week, upload your grid and reflection to the weekly Google Form.
For more information go to: https://sustainability.illinois.edu/campus-sustainability/contests-and-challenges/