Tara Pike

Manager, UNLV Rebel Recycling
UNLV Sustainability Coordinator
Expertise: Recycling, Sustainability, Environment


Tara Pike, manager of the UNLV Rebel 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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Tara Pike In The News

K.T.N.V. T.V. ABC 13
With supply chain impacts boosting the price of almost everything this year — including Christmas trees — residents are asked to make the most of their holiday investment by recycling their tree instead of tossing it in the trash.  
K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
Christmas tree recycling has once again begun in the Las Vegas valley.
K.N.P.R. News
That people are so prone to ask, “Can this be recycled?” reflects a change in societal thinking.
K.N.P.R. News
Global Recycling Day is March 18. But before you start picking through the trash to find recyclables, what exactly can be recycled in Southern Nevada?

Articles Featuring Tara Pike

People | November 9, 2012

Rotting food, old toilets, and remnants of residence hall move-out are treasures to Tara Pike-Nordstrom.

Campus News | September 28, 2012

Rebel Recycling Coordinator gives advice on how to live sustainably on campus. Just last year her efforts helped UNLV collect 719 tons of recycled materials