Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.62
Liaison Teshome Molalenge
Submission Date Sept. 17, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bridgewater College
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Teshome Molalenge
Director of Community Engagement and Sustainability
Center for Engaged Learning
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):

A brief description of the campaign(s):

Since 2007, Bridgewater College has participated in the RecycleMania competition primarily in the paper, corrugated cardboard and bottles/cans categories. RecycleMania is a friendly eight-week competition among America’s colleges and universities’ recycling programs. During each year’s competition, students engage in recycling collection efforts to reduce waste and raise awareness of conservation issues across campus.

Students promote the RecycleMania competition on campus courtesy of a Keep America Beautiful Inc. grant. In addition, a student recycling crew is responsible for the weekly weight reports and coordination of logistics – flattening cardboard boxes, transportation and sorting materials.

In the 2011 and 2012 competitions, we ranked second among state colleges and universities under the corrugated cardboard category and, in 2013, we ranked first among state colleges and universities respectively.

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

Student engagement in recycling collection efforts to reduce waste and to raise awareness is substantial. Some of the measured impacts of this campaign are:

1. Less contamination of recycling bins,
2. Increase volunteer activity by students to promote recycling efforts on campus,
3. Use of personal transportation (students) to help transport recycling items from residence halls to the recycling collection center.

The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:

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