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Recycling efforts include Homecoming floats [video]

Oct 14, 2009  
By Andie Walla  

Ever wonder what happens to Homecoming floats after the parade? Once destined for the landfill, OHIO's Homecoming floats are deconstructed immediately following the parade with the materials reused and recycled whenever possible.

This initiative is the result of an Ohio University policy designed to prevent waste from entering the landfill and generate cost-savings for the university by avoiding shipping charges on the waste. Recycling and Refuse Manager Ed Newman hopes Ohio University's example inspires other institutions across the country to do the same.



Related Links
Homecoming:  http://www.ohio.edu/homecoming/ 
'Travel through time' weekend a homecoming for many:  http://author.admsrv.ohio.edu/outlook/09-10/October/74.cfm  

Published: Oct 14, 2009 11:05 AM  

Homecoming 2009  


Homecoming 2009: Traveling Through Time 

The campus is getting into the swing of Homecoming and the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, is just one of the weekend's highlights. 

Here's a quick rundown of some events:

  • Friday, Oct. 16

    • Alumni Awards Gala (invitation-only)

    • Bobcat BBQ from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Konneker Alumni Center

    • Volleyball vs. Toledo at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center, followed by the "Yell Like Hell" pep rally

  • Saturday, Oct. 17

    • Homecoming parade at 10 a.m. starting on Morris Ave. and ending at University Terrace

    • Football vs. MAC rival Miami at 2 p.m. in Peden Stadium (and don't the forget to check out the pre-game tailgates)

    • "Once Upon a Time" Coronation at 6 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom and followed by the after-party beginning at 10 p.m.

Visit the Homecoming Web site for a complete listing of planned events.



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