Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at students and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability? :
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at employees and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Name of the campaign:
Ditch the Dumpster

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:

Since 2009, Arizona State University has partnered with local charities and nonprofits to collect and distribute reusable items during move-in and move-out. ASU Residential Life in partnership with the ASU Zero Waste Department, and community partners Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona and Goodwill of Central Arizona encourage the collection of items at residential halls on all four university campuses. Donation bins are located in residence halls and students can donate larger household items and clothing. Year round collection bins are also located outside residential halls for students to encourage year round donation.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:

2016 DtD: 52.94 tons diverted from landfill


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
RecycleMania

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):

Arizona State University participates in the 8-week RecycleMania competition each spring. This competition is promoted to students, faculty and staff.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

In 2016, ASU’s average recycling rate over the 8-week competition was 28.7% and our rank out of 209 reporting competitors was 136.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:

ASU provides students, staff and faculty the opportunity to make smart choices with sustainability practices with participation in our ASU Sustainability Certification Program. Self-assessment checklists are provided for 7 categories which give practical to-do’s and in-depth information on how to support our sustainability goals. The categories include: Event, Office, Classroom, Housing, Lab, Shop and Sport.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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