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

Waste Reduction

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. 

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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.

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Honorable Mentions

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.

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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.

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Most Entertaining

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.

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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.


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