EARTH WEEK 2013 | April 15-20
Hundreds of colleges and universities from every state will be competing against each other and with schools in their conference for the title of BIG SHIRT ON CAMPUS! and national bragging rights. The school that works with their community to collect the most clothes [total and per student] during Earth Week 2013 [April 15-20] will be declared the winner! Winning schools will receive some 100% recycled, made in America shirts for your club or group.
Thank you all for your participation in the 2013 oneShirt National Collegiate Clothing Challenge. This was another great year and SustainU, along with our partners at Planet Aid, are pleased to announce this year’s winners and results!
OVERALL COLLECTION (total pounds collected)
1. Florida State University 8241
2. Creighton University 4862
3. University of Akron 2490
4. Lyndon State College 2045
5. William Patterson College 1700
POUNDS PER STUDENT
1. Lyndon State College 1.43
2. Creighton University 1.17
3. South College 0.84
4. Virginia Wesleyan College 0.43
5. Webber University 0.41
OVERALL CAMPAIGN FACTS:
– Total enrollment of participating schools: 291,184
– Total amount of clothing collected: 28,608
– Number of participating schools: 26
– Average pounds per school collection: 1100
THANK YOU to everyone who participated this year! Join us in 2014!
Textile recycling is good for the PLANET:
- Reduces landfill waste. Each American throws away 68 pounds of clothing each year, on average. That’s nearly 21 billion pounds!
- Saves water. Old textiles can be recycled, saving hundreds of gallons per kilo required to grow new cotton.
- Saves gasoline. Polyester is made from petroleum and can be recycled indefinitely.
Textile recycling is good for PEOPLE:
- Supports job training. Re-purposed clothing is often sold to support job training and placement programs.
- Creates job opportunities. Textile recycling companies supply 17,000 jobs nationally and growing!
- A means of affordable clothing. Used clothing is resold around the world at a price many can afford.
- Civic pride. Recycling textiles can bring communities together to do the right thing!
CAMPUS GROUPS RALLY VOLUNTEERS
Clubs, groups and departments on college campuses in all 50 states are rallying volunteers to help collect clothes during Earth Week.
EDUCATE YOUR COMMUNITY
SustainU will help you educate your community about the benefits of textile recycling by providing access to the oneShirt Campus Posters. Use these materials around campus, on Facebook, Twitter your school website and any cool way you can think of to let people know they can make a big difference by recycling textiles.
You can also download a oneShirt PRESS RELEASE TEMPLATE [see below] to submit your school and local paper, radio and TV stations to let them know about your event.
VOLUNTEERS PICK UP DONATIONS or USE THE PLANET AID BINS
People on campus and in the community who have clothes to donate can call to have them picked-up by volunteers or drop them off themselves on campus. Planet Aid, the 2013 Official Textile Recycler for the oneShirt Challenge will be providing bins for participating campuses.
RECYCLE & EARN MONEY WITH PLANET AID
This year Planet Aid is the official textile recycler for the oneShirt Challenge. Planet Aid will provide pick up bins, weigh your donations and write a check to a non-profit of your choice based on how much you collect, up to 5 cents per pound!
WIN BIG SHIRT on CAMPUS!
Custom SustainU tees will be awarded to the groups at schools that collect the most total and per-student amounts of clothing.
2012 BIG SHIRT ON CAMPUS WINNERS
Congrats to Lyndon State College who collected almost 1 1/2 pounds of textiles per student and Florida State University who collected more than 4 tons! Way to go! Both schools won customized SustainU Tees and were declared the 2013 Big Shirt on Campus!
All donations will be given to support a local non-profit of the school’s choice. Your choice!
Check out the FAQ page or give us a call at 304-413-0416
For more information on bringing the oneShirt National Collegiate Clothing Challenge to your campus please contact:
2013 PROMOTIONAL PACK, POSTERS & PRESS RELEASE TEMPLATE
2012 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY