Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
America's Greenest Campus 2009, RecycleMania 2009, Coke Recycling Competition

A brief description of the campaign(s):
George Mason University (Mason) came in second place nation-wide for the number of participants in Climate Culture's America's Greenest Campus 2009 competition for greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Mason participated against other colleges and universities in RecycleMania. Mason competed within the targeted food services organics area. In this competition, schools are competing to see which can recycle the largest amount of food service organics per person.

The Coke Recycling Competition measures how many bottles and cans Mason's residential communities can recycle in one day. Mason held this competition in 2009 through 2011.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):
In the America's Greenest Campus competition, 1,930 Mason patriots committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1.44%.

Mason scored third in state of Virgina for the 2009 RecycleMania competition in the food services organic targeted area. Mason recycled 0.88 cumulative food service organics pound per person.

Through the Coke Recycling Competitions, Mason recycled 4,709 bottles and cans.

The website URL for the campaign:
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