Archive for the ‘Recycling’ Category

Builder Battles 2014

Monday, May 12th, 2014

By Matt Lubin Building off the successes of last year’s first “Builder Battles” competition, the Eco Reps and Environmental Society joined together with Stern’s Architecture Club to organize a second “Builder Battles”, and it was just as fun and exciting as the first! This year, we had a panel of highly qualified judges review the […]

Recyclemania, Recycling Challenge: Shoot to Win

Monday, March 24th, 2014

By Alan Avitan & David Goldrich For our Eco Rep Project, we chose to engage students on campus in an awareness event called Recycling Challenge: Shoot to Win.  The project was a way to raise awareness about, Recyclemania, the 8 week recycling competition that takes annually between 630+ participating universities in the United States and […]

Recyclemania Results

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Recyclemania Results are in ranking Yeshiva University as 13th out of over 200 schools in the bottles & cans division, 121st out of 365 schools in the per capita division, and 138th out of 365 schools in the gorilla division. Check out the details at our Recyclemania Page.

Recycling Laws in NYC Change to include Rigid Plastic

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Did you know that recycling laws in New York City have changed?! That means recycling at Yeshiva University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine is changing too. As of April 24th, the city is now accepting Rigid Plastic items, including yogurt containers, plastic clamshells at salad bars, plastic forms that everything from lightbulbs to scissors to lipstick […]

Eco Rep Recyclemania 2013 Project

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Recyclemania, the nationwide recycling contest, is conducted among participating universities over a 8 week period. During this time, universities such as Yeshiva University step up efforts to recycle plastic, paper, cardboard and other recyclable waste products produced by the institution.  For their joint project, Jonah Keyak (’15) and David Goldrich (’15) chose to expand upon […]

Recycling Builder Battles Success!

Monday, May 6th, 2013

  Eco Rep, Rivki Weiss worked in conjunction with the Environmental Society to create an event called Builder Battles, an eco-friendly building competition, on May 1, 2013 as a part of Earth Week. The goal of the event was to educate students on what is recyclable in New York City and to demonstrate how fun it […]

Recyclemania Begins Feb 3rd 2013!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Join Yeshiva University in participating in Recyclemania beginning February 3rd until March 30th. Recyclemania, a 8 week long annual competition, that began in 2001 between only 2 schools, today includes over 630 colleges and universities within the US and Canada. All four of Yeshiva University’s campuses will be participating in the event including dorm competitions […]

Eco Rep Project: Recycled Table for Student Life

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

For our project, we decided to do something that would promote the idea of recycling. According to, “Producing new plastic products from recycled materials uses two-thirds less energy than making products from raw (virgin) materials, so recycling plastics frees up that energy consumption for other products and uses. In 2007, the U.S. recycled over […]

Recyclemania Results

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Recyclemania results were published last week and Yeshiva increased its total recycling by over 15,000 pounds! Additionally the university was placed in the Bottles & Cans Division at 14th Place out of over 150 schools. On a per student and employee basis, the university was ranked 106th place out of 339 schools. And by total […]

Einstein Sustainability Week

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Agenda for Einstein’s Sustainability Week: MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 Recycle Day & Week, Forchheimer Lobby, Begins 10am – End of Friday Recycle batteries, lightbulbs, printer cartridges, plastic pens, and even clothes! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 Fall Harvest Day, 1945 Housing Building, 5:30 p.m. Learn about the Jacobi Farmers Market, join in carving pumpkins and learn more about […]