I Recycle Pledge Drive Winner: Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech won the 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 lunch prime-time in the busiest dining hall. 
  • Social media posts that were then shared by other campus organizations 
  • Emailed 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 

Go Hokies! 

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. 

2014 RecycleMania Pledge Drive Results

Rank School Pledges
1 Virginia Tech 559
2 Wright State University 396
3 St. Bonaventure University 300
4 Weber State University 265
5 Wheelock College 249
6 SUNY at Brockport 206
7 Towson University 196
8 University of North Texas 126
9 St. Louis University  90
10 Chatham University and Elizabeth City State University 87
11 UC Riverside and Lewis and Clark Community College 79
12 Wesleyan 65
13 Missouri State University 64

Thank you to all who participated!