2015 Case Study Winners
Congratulations to the following winners of the 2015 "Waste Less - Promote More: Engagement and Innovation Competition," a partnership between RecycleMania and the National Wildlife Federation.
Overall Case Study Winners
The Raritan Valley Community College team put an engaging twist on a tried-and-true educational activity. It took creativity and dedicated volunteers who were willing to proactively approach students dining in the cafeteria and invite them to play a sorting game that demonstrated what should be recycled, composted, and thrown away in the cafeteria.
This robust rendition of a Trash Mountain display went above and beyond by accompanying the event with an educational expo, a local elementary school visit, and even an interpretive dance on the importance of waste reduction and recycling. Central New Mexico Community College was the standout in the Recycling category.
With a highly competitive pool of case studies, the judges chose to recognize the following additional schools:
Best Recipe for Success
This case study on Glendale Community College's operational change provided just about everything a school would need to know about switching to a desk side recycling bin setup with a small hanging trash can. With detailed planning steps, this case study gives other colleges the opportunity to replicate Glendale’s success.
Forging New Frontiers
RecycleMania has conquered cafeterias, scored baskets on the court, and stormed dorms – and this year at Clemson University, RecycleMania made its theater debut! The planning and preparation that went into a zero waste theater performance, as well as the incorporation of waste reduction education to the intermission, earned this case study a spot at the top.
In a professionally produced and talent-driven cover of a contemporary hit, “All About that Bass,” Stanford University showed its students how to be “All About No Waste” with lyrical examples of how to recycle and compost on campus.
Additional Case Study Submissions
Bowling Green State University - View Case Study
Profile of BGSU's "Roaming Recycling" outreach efforts to students in residence halls.
Rider University - View Case Study
Rider's Eco Reps education program including themed tabling and activities.