Recycling Collection during RecycleMania:

Check back for our weekly weigh-in!

Week 1 (Feb. 2-8): 2.19 tons recycled or 19.22% of total waste
Week 2 (Feb. 9-15): 2.23 tons recycled or 18.83% of total waste
Week 3 (Feb. 16-22): 2.40 tons recycled or 20.20% of total waste
Week 4 (Feb. 23 - March 1): 2.48 tons recycled or 22.44% of total waste
Week 5 (March 2-8): 2.78 tons recycled or 20.98% of total waste
Week 6 (March 9-15): 1.17 tons recycled or 19.18% of total waste
Week 7 (March 16-22): 3.22 tons recycled or 29.27% of total waste
Week 8 (March 23-29): 
Week 9 (March 30-31):

Recycling Facts (that can save you money and the Earth)
  • The average American uses 700lbs of paper a year, or about 465 trees per citizen.
  • A glass bottle will take 40,000 years to decompose if not recycled
  • 40 percent of all bottled water is bottled tap water
  • It takes 500,000 trees to publish the NY Sunday Times—every week!

Feb. 2 - March 28

Our Recyclemania goal this year is education. By educating our campus, we hope to improve recyling efforts from last year to have 27 percent of all waste be recycled.

Our "Be the Tradition" slogan means that we are to continue our efforts to not only be conscious of recycling during Recyclemania but also become a more sustainable campus.

This year's Trashion Fashion Show  starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in the Rigas Theatre of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Go to the Trashion Fashion Show page to learn how to make your own eco-friendly designs!


Calendar of Events for Recyclemania 2015

  • Polar Bear Purge - in the Plassmann Quad

    Throughout the day students will have the opportunity to build a gigantic polar bear in the snow. The purpose of this activity is to create awareness that the Arctic Ice Cap, home of the polar bear, is being destroyed in part due to our failure to recycle.

  • Think Green: Hostage Negotiations - any time until April 2 on campus

    Are you recycling the way you should or are you being thoughtless? We'll find out when Tread Lightly takes your trash bins hostage for an in-depth interrogation. Remember... we're always watching!

    Think Green image
  • Shred-A-Thon - any time until April 2 on campus

    Need materials in your office shredded? Contact Azure Collins-Anderson at to arrange for a member of Tread Lightly to shred your documents.

  • Trashion Fashion Show - 7 p.m Tuesday, April 21, in the QCA's Rigas Theatre

    The Trashion Fashion Show is a design competition combining high fashion with environmental awareness in an effort to construct works that are both eco-friendly and eco-couture. It is a fun and creative way to live a more sustainable life beyond simply sorting recyclables into buckets or bins.

    Go to the Trashion Fashion page to learn more.


SBU students get ready to show off their creative, eco-friendly fashions in Trashion Fashion Show

Mar 28, 2014 |

By Tate M. Slaven, ’14

In preparation for the 2nd Annual Trashion Fashion Show, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, in the Rigas Family Theater in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Tread Lightly has hosted biweekly workshops for the past month to help designers with their eco-fashions. 

Adelaide Hahn, a sophomore sport studies major, is a featured artist in this year’s Trashion Fashion Show.The Trashion Fashion Show is part of the Recyclemania initiative on the St. Bonaventure University campus, and Tread Lightly uses it as a means to demonstrate that there are multiple ways to incorporate recycling into your daily life.

“It’s built as a design competition,” said Sean Conklin, assistant curator at the Quick Center. “Challenging participants to combine high fashion with environmental awareness in an effort to construct works that are both eco-friendly and eco-couture, we really see it as a fun and creative way to live a more sustainable life beyond simply sorting recyclables into buckets or bins.”

There are roughly 15 participants this year, which almost doubles last year’s contributors. All members of the campus community were invited to enter their designs, and various campus clubs and organizations have sponsored designs in efforts to support the recycling initiatives. 

Adelaide Hahn, a sophomore sport studies major, is one of the Tread Lightly members who helped with the inaugural event last year. This year Hahn is a featured artist for the show. She will be sporting a Pinterest-inspired dress made out of recycled Pokémon cards.

“I love being part of this event,” Hahn said. “I’m a science major, so I use this as a creative stress release.” 

A model does a walk-through for St. Bonaventure University's Trashion Fashion Show.Mandatory workshops included walk-throughs where designers and models could bring their designs for progress checks and to practice the show’s sequence. Participants will be judged and have the opportunity to win titles such as Top Trashionista, Most Creative Use of Recyclables and the People’s Choice. 

The runway show is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, contact Sean Conklin at or Sr. Suzanne Kush at Information about Recyclemania is available at


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. We are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition. Our students are becoming extraordinary.

» Learn more about WHAT to recycle

» Learn more about WHERE to recycle 

» Watch the Notice Board, Facebook & Twitter for weekly updates about the amount of materials recycled. 

» Share how your department or club is actively involved in recycling and/or feedback on your needs: Contact Sr. Suzanne Kush at 375-2358 or