Tara Pike, sustainability coordinator and manager of the UNLV Recycling Program, is an expert on waste reduction, recycling, and resource management on campus.
Since joining UNLV in the 1990s as an environmental studies undergraduate, Pike has championed green living. She founded the Rebel Recycling Program in 1995, and has led efforts that increase environmental awareness at UNLV and throughout Southern Nevada. Since 2003, Pike's program has recycled more than 5,600 tons of material on campus.
Pike also serves as Vice President of Campus Race to Zero Waste, a partnership with the National Wildlife Federation that teaches universities how to reduce or eliminate waste.
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UNLV, Community Partners to Host Recycling Event April 22
During the Recyclin’ Rebels event on Earth Day, the community is invited to drop off electronics, paper, and other recyclables at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program Begins Dec. 26 in Southern Nevada
UNLV, community organizations lead partnership to offer 30 valley drop sites; nearly 18,000 trees recycled into mulch for public amenities in 2021.
Holiday Tradition: Christmas Tree Recycling Begins Dec. 26 in Southern Nevada
UNLV, community organizations team up for free annual program to turn Christmas trees into mulch; more than 18,000 trees recycled in 2020.
Our Green Campus: Recycling and Gardening Resources for the Public
UNLV programs reach into the community to fill in service gaps and grow relationships.