Posted: March 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm
Davey Rogner was the Campaign Director and co-founder of Pick Up America – the nation’s first coast-to-coast contiguous roadside litter pick up. Since beginning their journey in March of 2010, Pick Up America cleaned more than 136,000 pounds of litter from 1,500 miles of road spanning from Assateague Island, MD to Topeka, KS. The youth-led initiative aimed to inspire a transition towards zero-waste in America through education, art, and community outreach. Davey grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs of Silver Spring and College Park, MD. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy in 2009. While a student at the University of Maryland Davey was active in student government and helped spearhead the founding of two of the campus’s most prominent environmental groups – UMD for Clean Energy and the Student Sustainability Committee. Davey has received awards from the City of College Park, the Maryland State Highway Association, and the Maryland General Assembly for his efforts encouraging environmental conservation in the State of Maryland.