Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Vic Shelburne
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Clemson University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jennifer Goree
Director
Clemson Student Health Services
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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:
GameDay Recycling

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

To encourage tailgaters to recycle their aluminum, plastic and glass produced during each home game. Students volunteers handed out biodegradable bags to all tailgaters 5 hours before kick-off and then helped sort the contents the next day. The amount of recyclables was measured in gross tonnage.


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

With 98,521 pounds of waste recycled, composted or donated, Clemson University was named national champion in total recycling as part of the 2017 GameDay Recycling Challenge (GDRC). It marked the second time in the last four seasons Clemson won the total recycling category with the win in 2014 and second-place finishes in 2015 and 2016. The GDRC is produced through a partnership of the College and University Recycling Coalition, Keep America Beautiful, RecycleMania Inc. and the U.S. Environment Protection Agency.


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

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

As part of EPA's Food Recovery Challenge, organizations pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results. The FRC is part of EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program (SMM). SMM seeks to reduce the environmental impact of materials through their entire life cycle. This includes how they are extracted, manufactured, distributed, used, reused, recycled, and disposed. Clemson students were involved by setting up their own food waste collection sites and food recovery donation sites (Paw Pantry).


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

Over the past year, Clemson produced approximately 440,000 pounds of compost with waste converted onsite at the Cherry Crossing Research Facility. The compost is used for landscaping projects on campus and is also sold to the surrounding communities.


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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