2024 Results

Congratulations to all 2024 Campus Race to Zero Waste participants! 

2024 Competition Highlights:

  • 2.7 million students, faculty and staff reached
  • 150+ college and university participants from 39 U.S. states and Canada
  • 30.7 million pounds of waste donated, composted and recycled
  • 105 million single-use plastics kept out of the landfill
  • Participants prevented the release of 23,174 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent into the atmosphere, which is equal to avoiding the annual emissions from 5,515 cars

2024 Winners:

Diversion Category

  • Small campus: Macalester College, Minnesota
    • 2nd place: Kendall College of Art and Design, Michigan
  • Medium campus: Seattle University, Washington
    • 2nd place: Loyola Marymount University, California
  • Large campus: University of Louisville, Kentucky
    • 2nd place: University of Maryland College Park

Food Organics Category

  • Small campus: Aquinas College, Michigan
    • 2nd place: Bard College, New York
  • Medium campus: Loyola Marymount University, California
    • 2nd place: Endicott College, Massachusetts
  • Large campus: Kent State University, Ohio
    • 2nd place: Stanford University, California

Per Capita Recycling Category

  • Small campus: Neumann University, Pennsylvania
    • 2nd place: Coe College, Iowa
  • Medium campus: Loyola Marymount University, California
    • 2nd place: SUNY Purchase College, New York
    • Honorable Mention: United States Military Academy West Point
  • Large campus: Boston College, Massachusetts
    • 2nd place: Stanford University, California

Zero Waste Category

  • Large campus: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

*No small or medium campuses named in this category for the 2024 competition.

GameDay Basketball Category

  • Diversion: University of Richmond, Virginia
  • Per Capita Recycling: University of the Incarnate Word, Texas

 Race to Zero Waste – One Building Challenge

  • Pennsylvania State University

Clean-up Category

  • Drexel University, Pennsylvania

Electronics Recycling Category

  • Per Capita Recycling: Northwest Missouri State University
  • Total Pounds Recycled: Rutgers University, New Jersey

Green Events Category

  • Agnes Scott College, Georgia and University of Massachusetts Amherst (under 50 attendees)
  • University of Michigan Dearborn and Villanova University, Pennsylvania (under 100 attendees)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale and University of South Carolina Upstate (under 500 attendees)
  • Iowa State University (under 1,000 attendees)
  • Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina and University of California, Irvine (more than 1,000 attendees)

*Case Study Winners will be announced in July 2024.

Communication Resources:

2024 National Rankings

2024 Special Categories

2024 Competition Reports

2024 Carnegie Classifications