Do You Want to Build a Cardboard-box Castle?


TACOMA, Wash. – College students will build a giant “cardboard castle” out of old packing boxes to create University of Puget Sound’s first-ever entry in a hotly contested, nationwide recycling contest.

Recyclemania, a nonprofit run by universities, challenges colleges and universities across the country to see who can build the largest structure out of used boxes, tape, and sheer imagination. The annual contest, which has taken on a life of its own in recent years, aims to raise awareness about waste reduction on campuses.

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Parks Appreciation Day volunteers not deterred by spring weather

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Saturday, April 26, is Parks Appreciation Day in Pierce County and it should be a typical spring day in wet Western Washington. Nevertheless, the county’s Parks and Recreation Department knows that lots of volunteers will brave the elements and turn out to help beautify their communities from 9 a.m. to noon.

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