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2020 Case Studies are Online!

Check out the 2020 Campus Race to Zero Waste Case Studies.

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Waste Minimization Case Studies

Macalester College

2020 - SustainaCup is a student-led program that seeks to minimize waste and improve the sustainability of menstrual periods economically and environmentally while also promoting wellness and social justice.

Rider University

2019 - Using weekly themes and events, we used the RecycleMania competition as a platform to educate the campus community about waste minimization and landfill diversion opportunities.

Food Waste Reduction Case Studies

Rider University

2020 - Working with Gourmet Dining, uses the RecycleMania competition as a platform to educate the campus community about food and water waste reduction as well as landfill diversion opportunities.

Knox College

2019 - Repurposing food waste to address food insecurity with the three-fold focus of promoting sustainability, social justice, and health in our community.

Education and Awareness Case Studies

Bard College

2019 - Teaching students to recycle properly while also demonstrating how to put on a carnival without creating any waste, and giving out reusable prizes

Bard College

2019 - Spreading awareness of items sold on campus that seem recyclable but are not, and give an example as to how they can be repurposed.

Bard College

2019 - Teaching students that water provided on campus from the tap and the filter are safe and tasty to drink. They do not need to use single use water bottles.

Bard College

2018 - Our office did weekly tabling in our campus center to educate our students about waste on campus and give them resources to reduce their waste.

Rider University

2018 - Using weekly themes and events, we used the RecycleMania competition as a platform to educate the campus community about waste minimization and landfill diversion opportunities.