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BCC Finishes Second in RecycleMania Competition
Apr 24, 2012
Berkshire Community College (BCC) has finished second out of 24 colleges in Massachusetts in its competition in the RecycleMania contest. Nationwide, BCC was ranked 17 out of a final listing of 266 colleges.

This is the fifth year BCC has participated in the competition amongst hundreds of colleges and universities across the continent. Last year, the college was ranked third out of 26 colleges in Massachusetts and 26 out of 288 colleges nationally.

Chris Laney, BCC professor of history, was the co-leader of BCC's RecycleMania efforts for the fifth straight year.

"Awareness about recycling and waste reduction is growing every year. Just when we think we've run out of ideas, a student, community member, or staff member comes up with a great idea to help us improve. It's a lot of fun seeing so many people get excited about this."

BCC's Green Team also provides blog posts on green issues at to educate students, staff and the community on ways they too can reduce their carbon footprint.

The contest, which ran through February and March, encouraged the BCC Community to use the proper recycle bins on campus for paper, cans and bottles. The contest also measured how much waste is reduced by finding ways to reduce paper such as forms and handouts.

For more information visit the RecycleMania website at

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