Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.59
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bucknell University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00
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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:
Flex Your Power

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

Flex Your Power is a campaign that has been held annually by the school since 2011. It is a competition between residence halls and fraternities to see who can conserve the most energy.


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

Top performing residence halls have been able to reduce their energy consumption but 10% in the measured weeks.


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):

Bucknell participates annually in RecycleMania, a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling. With each week’s updated ranking, participating schools follow their performance against other colleges and use the results to rally their campus to reduce and recycle more.


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

During RecycleMania 2018, Bucknell was able to divert 116,063 lbs of waste from landfills.


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