We have great n…

We have great news!! Last week, we recycled 68% of all outgoing materials from campus! That is only 2% away from our goal of 70%!! You are all doing a fantastic job of recycling! It is awesome to see the campus making strides towards sustainability.


Moving on to more exciting news.. we have some solid details on the art contest happening this Friday.


Dates and Times: The Recycled Art Competition will take place on March 9, 2012. The art will be constructed in surPLUs from 4:30-7:00 They will then be moved up to the UC to be displayed that evening until Saturday the 10th. The winners will be announced the following Friday, March 16th.


Objective: Using recycled materials provided from sustainability, create an art piece in the allotted time. Sustainability will provide a truck and driver to assist in transportation to the UC upon completion. The completed masterpieces will be on display at the UC as well as PLU Sustainability’s Facebook page. Students will then vote on the sculptures while they are on display, and can also place their votes the following week via Facebook. Each person entering the competition will receive a prize for participating and the winner in each of the three categories will receive an gift card to the PLU Surplus Store!!! (This is exciting!)



  1. Tallest Piece of Art: This is pretty self explanatory; the tallest sculpture will take the prize
  2. Most Colorful: This category will be voted on by students, both in person and online. It will be judged based on how many colors are used. Though we love to see colorful art, the winner will likely have to use these colors in a visually pleasing manner… 🙂
  3. Most Artistic: The category will be judged by students both in person and on line, based on how aesthetically pleasing the piece of art is.

Your pretty pumped now, right? I thought so.

We really hope you come out and participate in the sculpture contest! If you are not able to make it, please swing by the UC to look at the sculptures, and vote on your favorite. Also, dont forget to check the Sustainability Facebook page to cast your vote there as well.

If you have any questions about the contest, feel free to email Sara Patterson at pattersd@plu.edu

Until next time, keep up the good work guys and gals! Be sure to stay tuned, and go make some awesome sculptures on Friday.