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Announcing 2018 Student Sustainability Award Winners

August 28, 2018

 

From left to right: Matthew Morgan 18' Finance, Ryan Roach (1st year MBA Student), Matthew Park 18' Economics, Sophia Schuster (1st year MBA Student and Erik Foley, Director of Sustainability.

 

Matt Morgan - 80% diversion rate for the world's largest student run philanthropy

Matt served as the OPPerations Director for THON 2018 and one of his major initiatives for the year was to make the organization zero waste. Matt created an educational program and webpage to teach all THON volunteers about sustainability and why it is important. Matt also oversaw logistical planning for three of THON’s main events: the THON 5K, the THON Family Carnival, and THON Weekend. He worked with THON Captains to ensure proper waste stations at each event so all waste being produced would be properly recycled. Through his effort, THON was able to achieve zero waste status for each event by achieving diversion rates greater than 80%, which was never achieved before.