The 2018 Award Winners and Runners Up

The following Organizations Programs shared the award this year:


Surplus Strategy and Give & Go Programs

Surplus Strategy Program

As a world-class university, Temple University must continually invest in and acquire the most up-to-date technology to stay competitive in the academic and research fields. Facing what to do with obsolete equipment and expensive recycling/disposal costs, the University took a hard look at their options. Recognizing that the “obsolete” equipment still had value; and wanting to meet its institutional mission of keeping Temple affordable, they decided they needed to develop a surplus property strategy to maximize that value.

Give & Go Green Program

Temple University has a long history of waste stream diversion. . At Temple University, over 5,200 students relocate each May, leaving behind unwanted clothing, household items and food. Beginning In 2009, the university created a green move-out program, whereby 100% of their collected materials were donated to local non-profits.

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The following are the competitors who placed ahead of the majority of the contestants and who
PROP feels should share in the recognition of this award competition.

Orange Goes Green
Voya Financial
West Chester, PA

Voya Financial’s West Chester, PA location began its environmental sustainability program, Orange Goes Green, in 2007. In addition to the Act 101 mandated items, they recycle an unusually large number of items from batteries, eye glasses, cell phones, shoes, toner cartridges, plastic bags, coupons, and more.

In-Vessel Composter Implementation
Wayne Highlands School District
Honesdale, PA

This project began in 2014 with a group of 7th grade students from Wayne Highlands School District (WHSD) in Honesdale, PA who wanted to develop a service learning project, as part of their participation in the Lackawanna College’s Environmental Education Program. The group decided on a program that would divert cafeteria food waste from landfills.