Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Arie Weidemaier
Graduate Fellow
Campus Sustainability
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Has the institution held a 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 a 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:
RecycleFest

A brief description of the campaign:

RecycleFest is a recycling educational campaign and competition that takes place among the residence hall. First, there are 6 tabling style events that take place in different residence halls. At these events, residents can answer questions about recycling to win a reusable straw, decorate bottle-cap pins, make reusable grocery bags out of old t-shirts, or play a game of “Trashketball” where one tests their recycling knowledge. Residents were also given recycling guides to put in their rooms. After these educational events, a month long waste assessment followed, where residence halls were assessed once a week for four weeks.
RecycleFest Fall 2020 was virtual, but previous events were in person with regular waste assessments to measure effectiveness.
RecycleFest url: https://www.boisestate.edu/sustainability/recyclefest-2020/


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

From spring of 2019 to fall of 2019, the Housing contamination rate by weight was reduced by 6%.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Leave Green Campus Move Out

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Leave Green is a partnership between Goodwill and Boise State. Goodwill provides multiple collection bins for on-campus residence to donate unwanted items. These items would most likely have ended up in a landfill without this program. It also helps give back to the local community since the revenue of the sale of the donated items help fund Easterseals-Goodwill local job training, disabled/disadvantaged advocacy, counseling, treatment, and other social services.
https://www.boisestate.edu/sustainability/get-involved/leave-green


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

Here is the data collected from the past three years regarding the pounds of items collected and thus diverted from the landfill:

2018 19,040

2019 24,480

2020 (N/A)


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:

May in Motion is a program that incentivizes employees to make their commutes more sustainable. If employees log their rides though Share the Ride Idaho, they are eligible to win prizes such as gift cards. The app and website calculates both calories burned and CO2 emissions avoided. This program also allows for the opportunity for people to find others to bike or carpool with.

In 2018, May in Motion at Boise State saw a 21% participation rate among staff. 6,708 trips were recorded where employees biked, telecommuted, rode the bus, carpooled, vanpooled, walked, skateboarded, or rollerbladed.

In 2019, May in Motion at Boise State saw a 25% participation rate among staff. 2,555 trips were recorded where employees biked, telecommuted, rode the bus, carpooled, vanpooled, walked, skateboarded, or rollerbladed.

The 10,000mi Commuters Club is a program that the Boise State Cycle Learning Center puts on to incentivize employees and students to ride their bikes when commuting to campus. Benchmark prizes include a free tuneup at 1,000mi, discounts for accessory items, and a free t-shirt and Newsletter shoutout once 10,000mi is reached. This program currently has 80 members and since its conception in 2016 has logged 320,000 miles of bike commuting. https://www.boisestate.edu/clc/events-and-programs/


Additional documentation to support the submission:

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