Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.50
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Florida Gulf Coast University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The name of the campaign(s):
RecycleMania

A brief description of the campaign(s):

“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.”

RecycleMania is entirely student run being organized and managed by the Student Government’s Executive Cabinet Director of Environmental Initiatives with a host of student volunteers.


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

FGCU participated in RecycleMania for the first time in 2010 and placed 64th out of 264 with a cumulative recycling rate of 34.45%.


The website URL for the campaign:

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