College & University Recycling Coalition Announces 2014 Webinar Series

College & University Recycling Coalition Announces 2014 Webinar Series

Nation’s premier organization for campus-based recycling professionals offer free bi-monthly educational programs
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 1:30pm

CAMPAIGN: College & University Recycling Coalition

CONTENT: Press Release

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC), in partnership with Keep America Beautiful(KAB) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), has announced the schedule for its 2014 series of educational webinars, sponsored by Alcoa Foundation. The series of six, bi-monthly programs provides technical best practices information and case study presentations to college recycling and sustainability professionals.

“There is a wealth of experience on college campuses about how to build and expand effective recycling programs,” said Robyn Hathcock, chair of the CURC Board of Directors. “The CURC webinar series is the premier forum for campus recycling professionals and leaders to share that valuable expertise and knowledge.”

CURC webinars feature recognized collegiate and industry recycling experts covering a range of topics related to sustainable materials management. The 2014 schedule presents a balanced menu of topics to serve all CURC members, whether they are beginning a recycling program or fine-tuning an existing one.

“Instituting sustainability practices at universities is an important way to show teachers and students how to adopt environmentally responsible behaviors. When sustainability professionals at universities share the good work they are doing, the best practices and resources at the campus level get leveraged across the country,” says Esra Ozer, president of Alcoa Foundation. “Alcoa is committed to reducing our environmental footprint, recycling and replenishing natural resources, and we are proud to support universities and students in their efforts to do the same.”

Join CURC for an exciting year of discussion and learning, as it addresses some of the most pressing issues in collegiate recycling.  All presentations are free to registered participants and take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST, unless otherwise noted. The schedule and topics are as follows:

  • March 13, 2014: The Science of Getting People to Use the Bin    
  • May 15, 2014: Taking Your Recycling Program to the Next Level   
  • July 10, 2014: A Different Look at Game Day and Special Event Recycling
  • September 11, 2014: A Deep Dive into Food Waste Program Design
  • November 13, 2014: Creating a Leaner and Meaner Waste Management Program

About the College & University Recycling Coalition
The College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization made up of campus-based recycling and sustainability professionals seeking to exchange technical knowledge and best practices on recycling and waste reduction programs between institutions of higher learning. Originally formed in 1992, CURC became a technical council of the National Recycling Coalition in 1995 before branching off as an independent organization in 2009. Today, CURC counts nearly 900 members and is led by a board of directors made up of recycling and sustainability program managers from universities across the United States. Among other initiatives, CURC supports collegiate recycling programs through a free webinar series, annual workshops, a quarterly e-newsletter, the development of best-practices manuals and toolkits. For more information, go to

About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately US$460 million. Founded 60 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US$570 million since 1952. In 2012, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than US$21 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships, engaging its people to improve the environment and educating tomorrow’s leaders. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa’s thousands of employee volunteers who share their energy, passion and purpose to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the company’s signature Month of Service program, in 2012, a record 60 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,050 events across 24 countries, reaching 36,000 children, serving 13,000 meals, recycling 265,000 aluminum cans, and supporting 2,050 nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit and follow @AlcoaFoundation on Twitter.

About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a powerful national network of community-based affiliates and participating organizations, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. For more information, visit, follow @kabtweet on Twitter and like us on



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