Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.30
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 31, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Drexel University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Korin Tangtrakul
Sustainability Manager
Sustainable Water Resources Engineering Lab
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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:
RecycleMania

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

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week’s reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.


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

The University saw an increase in diversion rate by 10% from Feb – March 2019 and 7% increase from Jan – Feb in 2020. The contest runs from January to March so this would indicate that overall the contest helped to raise awareness across the University. Recyclemania is also used to promote an e-waste recycling event that produced over 4 tons in 2019 and over 5 tons in 2020.


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

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

EarthFest is Drexel’s annual block party celebrating the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Held sometime during the week of Earth Day each year, the event is free and open to the University community, including students, faculty, professional staff and community members. Schools, colleges, departments, student organizations, community groups and vendors are invited to participate by providing information, games, raffles and other activities promoting sustainability.


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

While no attendee information has been measured in the past, we track how many vendors set up tables for the events. In 2018, there were 39 vendors, and in 2019 there were 35 vendors.


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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