Case Study Competition

Campus Race to Zero Waste 2024 Case Study Opportunity

We want to hear how you’re promoting and improving recycling and waste reduction at your school. More important, we want to share your success with coordinators at other schools to help them improve their outreach going forward.

All colleges and universities are welcome to submit a case study, even if you didn’t participate in the  2024 Campus Race to Zero Waste competition.

Watch webinar recording to learn more about the 2024 Campus Race to Zero Waste – Call for Case Studies.  

Download the 2024 case study template.

Winners will be recognized in four categories:

  • Zero Waste
  • Waste Diversion
  • Food Waste Reduction
  • Education and Awareness

Submissions are due no later than June 24, 2024 and winners will be notified in August 2024Please email completed WORD template form and supplemental files separately (photos, newspaper articles, website links, etc. to with “Case Study submission” in the subject line.

Please focus your case study on one component of your program. This could be your outreach and marketing strategies, fundraising strategies, techniques to engage key campus stakeholders to ensure your success, connecting with off-campus partners, key events or gatherings, incentives for engagements, etc.

Judging criteria includes:

  • Creativity – The promotion was original or was done with a creative, original twist.
  • Transferability – How easily could the promotion be replicated at other schools; planning and execution steps are clearly explained for others to replicate.
  • Results – What impact did the promotion have? How well is the case study able to quantify the number of people the promotion reached, measured quantity of materials recycled or reduced, etc.
  • Detailed and Concise – Case study communicates the important details concisely, allowing readers to understand enough to be able to replicate the event or activity.
  • Part of Campus Race to Zero Waste (CR2ZW) Competition – The project/effort must be a part of the 2 month competition timeframe (February/March).
  • Photos or other creative materials – Photos, digital examples of creative materials or written outreach messaging related to the promotion are provided.

Note: All submissions for the 2024 Campus Race to Zero Waste Case Study Competition will be featured in the Learn From Your Peers section of the website. 

Download case study template.