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2016 Box Castle

2016 Box Castle

Our 2016 castle featured more than 2000 boxes and highlighted ECO club's divestment movement


2015 Box Castle

2015 Box Castle

In 2015 the castle moved to Wheelock Student Center to increase participation, it was a success!


2014 Box Castle

2014 Box Castle

The inaugural castle was built in Oppenheimer Courtyard on Earth Day 2014!

Box Castle

Sustainability Services celebrates Earth Day by increasing waste consumption awareness through building a giant cardboard box castle in Wheelock Student Center! 

 

In 2014, our department was inspired by other schools' box castles and we thought it would be a great tradition to bring to the University of Puget Sound! Each year during March, we save all the cardboard boxes that we collect in our daily recycling pick ups (more than 1,500 each year!) and use them to construct a castle in Marshall Hall. The box castle is a fun way to visually show the campus community how much waste our school produces. While recycling boxes is great, it is even better to reduce waste production all together. After the Box Castle, the boxes are given away to students to use for Move-Out.