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College & University Recycling Coalition Announces 2015 Webinar Series

WASHINGTON, DC — The College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC), in partnership with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), has announced the schedule for its 2015 series of educational webinars. For complete program details and to register, visit curc3r.org.

Targeted to college recycling and sustainability professionals, the series includes six bi-monthly programs featuring case study presentations and technical best practices information on various recycling and sustainable materials management topics. Sponsorship of the series is provided by Alcoa Foundation.

Now in its fifth year, the CURC webinar series has continued to grow in popularity, attracting over 1,300 attendees in 2014. The 2015 schedule includes programs on topics ranging from organics composting and strategic planning to education efforts to influence recycling behavior. Accept where otherwise noted, webinar programs take place the second Thursday of alternating months from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. All CURC webinars are free to registered attendees.

“CURC is excited to build on the past success of the series and bring the practical knowledge exchange these webinars provide to an even wider audience,” says Robyn Hathcock, chair, CURC Board of Directors. “The result is a diverse and engaging webinar series that provides the knowledge and tools to build and expand campus recycling programs.”

“College and university campuses are ripe with opportunities to advance recycling and sustainability in the U.S., and Alcoa Foundation is proud to sponsor the CURC webinar series to ensure best practices from waste and recycling experts are shared broadly in this space,” says Tricia Napor, director, campus partnerships and foundation programs, Alcoa Foundation. “As Alcoa continues to find ways to have a positive environmental impact, we also want to partner with leaders in other sectors, including higher education.”

2015 Webinar Topics and Schedule

  • April 9 – Is Your Education Outreach Changing Behavior? Planning outreach campaigns that have an impact.
  • June 11 – Can That Be Composted? Should It Be? Strategies for your campus in the ever-changing compost market.
  • Aug. 13 – Learning from Failure. How to reboot and learn from operational bloopers.
  • Oct. 8 – Planning for Success. Strategic planning to build a comprehensive recycling program.
  • Dec. 10 – Quantifying Waste Reduction Efforts. How do you measure nothing so you know you are doing something?

About the College & University Recycling Coalition
The College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) is a nonprofit organization with a membership made up of campus-based recycling and sustainability leaders and professionals seeking to exchange technical knowledge and best practices on recycling and waste reduction programs between institutions of higher learning. CURC counts nearly 900 members and is led by a board of directors made up of recycling and sustainability program managers from universities across the U.S. and Canada. For more information about CURC and its programs, visit: curc3r.org.

About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately $475 million. Founded 63 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than $615 million in communities worldwide. In 2014, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than $22 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow's leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa's thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. For more information, visit alcoafoundation.com and follow @AlcoaFoundation on Twitter.

About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. Learn how you can donate and take action at kab.org. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or view us on YouTube.

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