What a whirlwind month of campaigning.
Professors Gandhi, Bertomen, and I are deeply grateful for the experience of this campaign. In the last twenty-nine days we have been connected to some of the most generous, caring, and charitable individuals in a wide variety of communities.
We have seen our own NYIT community rally around this project with humbling and inspiring grace. Our own students have been so vocal in Tweet-ups and on Facebook to help promote the SodaBIB Project, and students we've never met came to our door to ask how they could help. The Faculty, Staff, and Administrators similarly have gone out of their way to help in ways we never thought to ask.
But in an extended blessing, this campaign has connected us to a larger community of ecologically-active and conscientious folks that were so giving of their time and ideas. We are deeply grateful for the time spent on the phone with new friends sharing great ideas and support.
A Google search for our project reveals a list of blogs (and comments sections) rife with positive coverage and thoughts about how we can move forward. We've taken every bit of press coverage and commentary as fuel to make this project stronger, more effective, and directed towards greater successes.
As the last nine hours of our campaign begin, we maintain a silly optimism about reaching our goal this evening. We've been handing out fliers about this campaign and the USGBC "IMPACT! Award" all week, and still pushing social media. No mater how the next few hours end, please accept our thanks for a great campaign.