Duke students build world’s largest cardboard fort, tears it down

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Duke students learned about sustainability and set a world record in the process.

Nearly 400 Duke students, faculty and community members helped build the world’s largest cardboard fort in the heart of Duke University’s campus Friday.

“The purpose was to educate students on reducing consumption and sustainability,” said Tavey Capps, the campus sustainability director.

According to Decatur Recycles, recycling a ton of corrugated cardboard saves 700 gallons of water and also can save about 46 gallons of oil.

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