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Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Nov. 22, 2011
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Bowdoin College
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Spencer Eusden
Sustainable Bowdoin Assistant
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The name of the campaign(s):
Dorm Energy Conservation Competition, Recyclemania

A brief description of the campaign(s):

1. Based around the college's Building Dashboard energy consumption tracking program, the Dorm Energy Conservation Competition is a month long competition normally held in October or November every year. The competition offers prizes for the residence halls that reduce their energy consumption the most, in comparison to a base period. 2. Bowdoin's Recycle"Maine"ia is a four week long recycling competition among Bowdoin's dorms, and in some years we also compete against our Maine peers, Bates and/or Colby College. The competition is an opportunity promote recycling and waste reduction on campus. The competition is measured in per capita pounds of recycled material.


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

During the 2010 Dorm Energy Conservation Competition Bowdoin College Dorms reduced their energy consumption by 16893 Kilowatt/Hours. The Recyclemania competition is based on per captia pounds of recycled material, where data from this 4 week long competition can be compared with the year round data we keep on weight of recycled material in order to judge the effectiveness of this competition.


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