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CWRU Recycles

Reducing waste is a big deal at CWRU. We're up to a 22% diversion rate, but we can do better. Learn the ins and outs of how to recycle on campus.

 REScycle, CWRU’s end-of-the-year move-out donation program, is running now through May 31st. REScycle allows undergrads to donate items that they no longer need or want (or can’t fit in their luggage or car!) while keeping good, usable items out of the landfill.
The City Nature Challenge Offers a fun and safe way to participate in a global event in which participants use a free app to document local biodiversity and share their observations with people around the world. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is helping organize the Cleveland-Akron-Canton City Nature Challenge.
This year’s theme is the Ecolympics and all students (on and off campus) can participate for a chance to win group and individual prizes.
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CWRU, Sustainability Benchmarking, and the Green College Lists

Case Western Reserve University does sustainability benchmarking via STARS, a global higher education-specific sustainability standard.  Our STARS report data is updated every three years. With CWRU's published STARS Silver rating data the University was also ranked number 35 in the 2018 Princeton Review's Guide to top Green Schools. Learn more on our news page