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OU is #1 in the Big 12 for renewable energy. In 2011 OU purchased 97 million kilowatt-hours of wind energy, enough to power 8,000 American homes for a year. 


Recycle Like a Champion



Crimson & Green Commitment - Becky Wood, Brooke Holleman

Sign the Crimson & Green Commitment Today!

Each signature earns $2 for campus recycling

This fall marks the launch of the Crimson & Green Commitment, the University of Oklahoma's latest sustainability effort. The online commitment invites members of the OU community to make a personal pledge to sustainability, encouraging eco-friendly habits in our everyday lives. All students, faculty, and staff can make their commitment by logging into the web application at ou.edu/green. For each completed commitment, OU Facilities Management will donate $2 towards additional campus recycling bins, up to $10,000. Make your commitment today!    



OU RecycleMania: Recycle Like A Champion

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs. During a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data, which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week’s reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more. The American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), of which, the Norman Campus is a charter signatory, has made RecycleMania an integral component of its action plan.

Details about RecycleMania 2013 will be available soon!