Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Denison University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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:
Zero Waste Initiative

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

Denison started a campaign to make all campus-wide picnic events (2-3 per year) Zero Waste. This involved making sure as many items as possible at the events were either recyclable or compostable. We also made sure adequate signage was put up to direct people to the new processes. In addition, emails were sent and posters were put up to help inform the campus community ahead of time.


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

Over the three years that Denison has been doing this, we went from 10% diversion (before we started) to 30% to now nearly 90% diversion rate. The process has evolved to where we ensure that everything at an event is compostable and thus only put out Zero Waste composting bins and no trash cans or recycling bins.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Green Copying and Paper Purchasing

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

Denison has an annual campaign directed toward faculty and staff regarding Green Copying. This campaign/outreach focuses on both reducing the number of copies by using the scan to pdf feature on our MFDs and identifying best-practices for copying, but it also focuses on getting departments to transition to 100% post-consumer copy paper. Because this paper costs more we combine the efforts of using less paper and getting green paper to create a situation where there is no noticeable impact on departmental budgets.


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

We now have 1/3 of all departments using 100% post-consumer paper and more and more are transitioning to some type of recycled content paper. MFDs are currently set to double-sided as the default setting for all copiers in all departments.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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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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