Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Emily Curley
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
Recycle Mania 2010; Campus Conservation Nationals 2010

A brief description of the campaign(s):
From February 1 through March 27, 2010, AU participated in RecycleMania, a national campus recycling competition.

From November 1-19, 2010, the university participated in the Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) energy reduction competition. All residence halls participated in the CCN competition in 2010, the university's first ever such residence hall energy conservation competition.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):
During RecycleMania 2010, the campus recycling rate increased from 43% to 64.9 percent. American University placed third nationally out of over 600 competing colleges and universities.

Student energy conservation during the Campus Conservation Nationals saved more than 34,000 kWh of electricity, preventing 123,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, and saving over $4,000 in electricity expenses. These savings earned AU a 7th place ranking out of 36 competing schools.

The website URL for the campaign:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Campus Conservation Nationals - AU competition dashboard

Campus Conservation Nationals - AU competition dashboard

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