Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.52
Liaison Sarah Wald
Submission Date Nov. 16, 2011
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Drew University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Christina Notas
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
National RecycleMania (1) and the Recycling Throwdown (2)

A brief description of the campaign(s):

Drew participates in RecycleMania, a nationwide competition between colleges and universities to increase recycling. Signs to promote recycling are placed in residence halls and weekly emails updating students of their recycling progress are sent out each week.

In addition to RecycleMania, a competition between residence hall complexes called the Recycling Throwdown is run by the Eco-Reps. The Recycling Throwdown works similarly to RecycleMania but is more localized. The five residence hall complexes compete against each other for the highest recycling rate.

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

Drew University is participating in the Competition Division of RecycleMania, which compares the university's performance with other colleges across the nation. Drew is focused on waste minimization. Campus-wide emails are sent out with Drew's rankings in the national competition.

The Recycling Throwdown increased the recycling rate of the residence halls and increases awareness about recycling. Eco-Reps post information to residents and send out weekly emails about recycling.

The website URL for the campaign:
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