Challenge 2 has come to an end for the ONE Campus Challenge, and what an awesome success it was! Throughout October our ONE Campus Chapters served up everything from sweet potato soup to spicy sweet potato burritos to help raise awareness for the smart interventions that combat malnutrition.
Of course there has to be a winner, and one school stood out from the rest. Carthage College will take the top prize for their thorough THRIVE education and advocacy campaign. The Red Hots started off by serving sweet potato foods in their dining halls, encouraging students to tweet Secretary Clinton to make nutrition a priority, and gathering more than 120 petitions for THRIVE. They didn’t stop there however; Carthage’s ONE Chapter partnered with Phi Kappa Sigma and HRHH for a letter-writing campaign that generated more than 75 letters to senators and a personal response from the candidates. Way to go Red Hots!
A big congratulations to the runner-ups: University of Texas, El Paso, Clark College, University of California – Irvine, and the University of Michigan.
UTEP held numerous creative tabling events throughout the campaign and even got El Paso declared a ONE City! Clark University finished off strong with a coffeehouse event where they invited Clarkies to perform, serve sweet potato treats food, and write to senators and representatives about supporting sustainable agriculture programs. University of California Irvine promoted the THRIVE petition through a trivia activity on malnutrition, and collected and delivered handwritten letters to Senators Boxer and Feinstein. The University of Michigan Ann Arbor was at it again for their creative “Pie a Spartan” World Food Day event.
What a tremendous Challenge 2! Next, we will wrap up the semester with Challenge 3. We’re asking ONE chapters to rally nationwide for the Beginning of the End of AIDS.