April 6, 2012
Contact: University Relations
The voting is complete for the University of Baltimore's inaugural "Talking Trash: UB Votes to Recycle" question, and Orioles legend Brooks Robinson is the clear winner. Robinson was one of four Baltimore athletes in the voting; the others were Ray Lewis, Johnny Unitas, and Cal Ripken Jr. Voters cast their "ballots" by tossing recyclable materials in one of four bins along UB's 120-foot "Talking Trash" fence across from the Fitzgerald Garage and the Barnes & Noble at the University of Baltimore on West Oliver Street. A total of 108 cubic feet of recyclables was collected in the Robinson bin. Unitas received 84 cubic feet; Lewis received 79 cubic feet, and Ripken received 65 cubic feet. Together, 336 cubic feet of recyclable materials was gathered during the voting.
Every few weeks, and by way of larger-than-life graphics affixed to the fence across from the Fitzgerald Garage and the Barnes & Noble at the University of Baltimore on West Oliver, the University will pose a different question about Baltimore. The UB community, its neighbors and even passersby can vote on their favorite of four possible answers by recycling as much as they can in bins that will be used to tally up the answers. The bin that has collected the most recycling by the end of the voting will determine the winning answer. "Talking Trash: UB Votes to Recycle"'s next question is "What is Baltimore's most famous food and drink?" Voters can dispose of their recyclable paper, cans and bottles in the bin of their choice and cast their vote as often as they would like. The results will be announced on UB's website in the coming weeks and another Baltimore-centric question will be posed.
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