Texas Tech to Host Recycled Art Contest

“Be Creative” is designed to bring awareness to sustainability on the Texas Tech campus.

Recycled Art Contest

Texas Tech University and University Student Housing will host “Be Creative,” a recycled art contest, on April 22 in the Ballroom of the Student Union Building to encourage students to participate in sustainability efforts. Entry forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday (April 15).

“The purpose of the event is to bring awareness to sustainability on the Texas Tech campus and to engage the students, faculty and staff,” said Melanie Tatum, unit assistant director of Sustainability and Warehouse Operations. “The idea is to show there are uses for items often considered nothing more than trash. This event allows people to show their creative side and at the same time be sustainable.”

Each art entry must be made from at least 75 percent recyclable material and its size should not exceed 24 inches by 36 inches. The form of art produced is left up to participants. Students, student organizations, staff and faculty are welcome to enter. Entry forms are available online.

Artwork is due in the Ballroom of the Student Union Building between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. April 22. Votes will be cast by visitors to the exhibit. Prizes include $20, $15 and $10 Barnes & Noble gift cards.

The Texas Tech recycling station accepts paper, cardboard, beverage containers, plastics, styrofoam, ink cartridges, batteries, toner cartridges, chemicals, lab glass, computer and other electronics. Paper, plastic and beverage container recycling bins are located in all residence halls. There is also a 24-hour recycling station located behind Housing Services. There are direction signs located at the Physical Plant parking lot entrances off of Main and Flint and Main and Hartford.

This event is sponsored by the Texas Tech Student Government Association.

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