Claflin University Celebrates Campus Recycling Challenge Win with Concert Friday Night

Apr 21, 2015

Claflin University will celebrate its status as a national recycling champion with a special outdoor concert for the campus community at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Claflin Commons Courtyard.

The event will feature performances by Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer/songwriter Chrisette Michele, contemporary R&B artist JoiStaRR and the Claflin University Jazz Ensemble. Giveaways, a DJ and more are also planned. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Tullis Arena in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center.

The concert is being sponsored by PepsiCo Recycling, which announced earlier this month that Claflin won the $25,000 grand prize for a campus-wide student celebration after boasting the highest percentage increase in recycling in the brand’s 2014 Campus Recycling Challenge. The University collected some 652% more aluminum cans and plastic bottles between October 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015, than it did during the same time period the previous year.

Since partnering with the Dream Machine in spring 2013, Claflin has recycled more than 36,500 aluminum cans and plastic bottles on campus, resulting in keeping more than a ton of recyclable material out of landfills.

The concert is being sponsored by PepsiCo Recycling, which announced earlier this month that Claflin won the $25,000 grand prize for a campus-wide student celebration after boasting the highest percentage increase in recycling in the brand’s 2014 Campus Recycling Challenge. The University collected some 652% more aluminum cans and plastic bottles between October 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015, than it did during the same time period the previous year.

Since partnering with the Dream Machine in spring 2013, Claflin has recycled more than 36,500 aluminum cans and plastic bottles on campus, resulting in keeping more than a ton of recyclable material out of landfills.

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