Tara Pike

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


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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Tara Pike In The News

K.T.N.V. T.V. ABC 13
UNLV students from the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality are hosting a free recycling event on Saturday.
K.N.P.R. News
Saturday is World Recycling Day, and although most people don't intentionally hoard trash, thousands of households in Southern Nevada often face challenges with recycling.
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.

Articles Featuring Tara Pike

person emptying plastic recycling container into dumpster
Business and Community | April 10, 2023

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.