'Talk Trash' - and Recycle
February 14, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: West Oliver Street
Contact Name: Chris Hart
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For some Baltimore fans, Brooks Robinson may be their favorite sports legend. For others, it may be Cal Ripken, Jr. And still, for others, it may be Ray Lewis or Johnny Unitas. But just who holds the distinction as Baltimore's favorite sports legend is soon to be determined as the University of Baltimore unveils "Talking Trash," an innovative program that invites Baltimoreans to vote by recycling as much as they can in one of four campus recycling bins, each representing one of the aforementioned legends.
On Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m., UB officials will unveil "Talking Trash: UB Votes to Recycle" at 80 W. Oliver St. in UB Midtown. Each month, and by way of larger-than-life graphics affixed to a 120-foot 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 month will determine the winning answer. "Talking Trash: UB Votes to Recycle"'s inaugural question is "Who is Baltimore's greatest team sports icon?" 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.
At the Feb. 14 event, confirmed special guests will include WJZ-TV sports director Mark Viviano and Robert Murrow, recycling coordinator for the city’s Department of Public Works. Join us!
This new initiative illustrates UB's continuing commitment to preserving the environment. From recycling and using green materials in its construction projects to reducing energy and water usage and encouraging the community to take advantage of public transportation and rideshare programs, the UB community is intent on reducing its impact on the environment.