Virginia Tech won Keep America Beautiful’s 2014 RecycleMania “I Recycle” pledge drive! Virginia Tech’s sustainability team teamed up with various campus organizations to collect more than 500 pledges and will receive a recycled-content plastic park bench from Plastic Recyclers of Iowa falls!
How did they do it?
- Eleven interns tabled two days during prime-time lunch hours in the busiest dining hall
- Social media posts that were then shared by other campus organizations
- Sustainability team emailed a pledge invitation to staff “Green Represenative” staff list as well as faculty, staff, and student Enegery and Sustainability Committee, who in turn shared it with their own email lists
Overall, more than 60 colleges participated in the RecycleMania pledge drive, resulting in over 3,000 pledges taken to recycle more during the three week pledge drive contest.
Below is a listing of the top 15 schools (including two ties!) that participated in the pledge drive.
Congrats to all!
Rank School Pledges
1 Virginia Tech
2 Wright State University
3 St. Bonaventure University
4 Weber State University
5 Wheelock College
6 SUNY at Brockport
7 Towson University
8 University of North Texas
9 St. Louis University
10 Chatham University and Elizabeth City State University
11 UC Riverside and Lewis and Clark Community College
12 Wesleyan College
13 Missouri State University
Thank you to all who participated!