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Cavalier Cap Challenge is underway!

Date: 9/19/2017

Cap-challenge.jpgA new Cavalier Cap Challenge recycling competition is under way.

It’s time to form teams – from student clubs/organizations, departments, sports teams, or any other group. Teams can register with the Office of Student Life until Friday, Sept. 29. Registrations are in person (Room L116, next to the auditorium) or by email to ltwilliams@kcc.edu.

he Office of Student Life will have a progress chart located near the Student Activities bulletin board. The competition goes through early March 2018. The team which collects the most caps will win a pizza party! The Office of Student Life will have a progress chart located near the Student Activities bulletin board. The competition goes through early March 2018. The team which collects the most caps will win a pizza party!

Teams should collect plastic bottle caps and save them in plastic bags. Clearly label the bags with the team name before putting it in a Cavalier Cap Challenge recycle bin (locations listed below). To participate individually, collect bottle caps and place them in any of the seven designated bins!

It takes 400 pounds of caps -- enough to fill approximately 10 55-gallon yard waste/trash bags -- to make a bench. It takes 500 pounds of caps to make a trash receptacle, and 1,000 pounds of caps to make a picnic table. 

The new benches, picnic tables and/or waste receptacles will be placed outside of the Riverfront Campus to offer a place to sit and enjoy the campus.

“We would like to continue what Abby Fisher, 2016-17 student trustee, started," said Linh Williams, coordinator of student life. "The college has a beautiful setting and we would like to see more students and community members enjoying our outdoor space.

Part of the Challenge this year will be to raise funds to help pay for the benches, trash receptacles and picnic tables. The cost of a bench is half price if we bring in the required weight in caps. Many student clubs have agreed to join the effort of raising funds and helping to sort the caps before they are taken to be recycled. If any team or individual would like to sponsor a bench, please talk to Linh Williams or Alison Nakaerts. If a bench or other cap-creation is sponsored, the group/individual will have a plaque on it.

“We hope to bring some fun, friendly competition to campus while also encouraging the habit of recycling to our students and staff. Thank you for your support and participation!” Williams said.

Cavalier Cap Challenge bin locations

  • First floor- front desk
  • College Center
  • Workforce Development Center
  • Gymnasium
  • Second floor- Student Services
  • Arts & Sciences Building
  • Third floor - near L355

This list of acceptable lids and caps is handy to save or print. Another tip : If it floats, donate it!

Thanks for participating!

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Kankakee Community College is an accredited two-year college which awards associate degrees and certificates of completion. KCC prepares students both to transfer to four-year colleges and to enter the workforce. The college also offers continuing education courses and certification training, literacy programs, English as a Second Language and GED preparation. The KCC mission is “Enhancing quality of life through learning.” The college has a Riverfront Campus in Kankakee, South Extension Center in Watseka, North Extension Center in Bradley and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center in Kankakee.

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