Virginia Tech: I Recycle Pledge Drive Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!