Recycle Your Cell Phones until April 30 - Action for Apes

Action for Apes
Action for Apes

Don't forget to bring your old cell phone or other handheld device to Earth Day Wednesday, April 19 in the Baylor Courtyard.

The Action for Apes challenge is a yearly contest hosted by the Houston Zoo to see which school or community organization can recycle the most cell phones by the end of April. By recycling used cell phones with the Houston Zoo, you help protect animals like chimpanzees and gorillas that live in areas where cell phone materials are mined.

What can be recycled?

Cell phones, Smart phones, iPods or other MP3 players, iPads or other tablets, Wifi hot spots, handheld gaming devices, GPS, electronic accessories such as chargers, blue tooth headsets, etc.

Baylor Maintains #1 Rank in RecycleMania Competition

RecycleMania Tournament
RecycleMania Tournament

The results are in and Baylor still ranks as the top medical school in the country for recycling. Baylor recycled an average of 12.84 lbs per capita which resulted in a diversion of 183 Metric Tons of CO2 or 36 cars off the road or the energy consumption of 16 households.

Thank you for helping Baylor have another successful year.

Baylor College of Medicine Earth Day 2017

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Stop by Earth Day in the Baylor Atrium April 19.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and help make Baylor College of Medicine Earth Day 2017 a huge success! We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Market Days at Baylor College of Medicine

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Employees check out the Artisana Bread Company goods at a recent Market Days event.

Don’t have time to make it to the nearest farmers market for great local, organic or sustainable products? The Baylor Resource Stewardship & Sustainability Program has that problem solved with Market Days at Baylor College of Medicine. Market Days will feature vendors selling local, organic or sustainable products ranging from food items like cold pressed juices, chocolate, and coffee to home essentials like soap and body lotion.

For questions, vendor suggestions or more information, contact Gabi De la Rosa at (713) 798-1051 or

Upcoming Market Days

  • Check back for upcoming 2017 Market Days