|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2014|
Colorado State University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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):
RecycleMania is a 10-week competition of colleges and universities to promote waste reduction on their campuses. The goal is to collect the highest amount of recyclables, the least amount of trash, and achieve the highest recycling rate. In addition to the national competition, an internal competition is held between the residence halls and university apartments.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):
Colorado State recycled 49.3% of its total waste stream in the 2013 competition, scoring in the top 25% of all schools (35 out of 273) and the number 1 highest scoring participant in Colorado.
Internally, the top Residence Halls recycled 43 pounds per resident. In the apartment competition the recycling rate was 67 pounds per resident.
This was Colorado State's seventh year in the competition.
The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:
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