Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.78
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 1, 2017
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STARS v2.1

George Mason University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
Sustainability
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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:
Green Game 2017

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

On February 18, 2017, Mason hosted its 4th annual green basketball game to bring awareness to composting and recycling efforts at the EagleBank Arena. 72 volunteers directed over 6,100 attendees in the stadium to recycle and compost instead of throwing materials into the waste bin.


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

As a result of this event, Mason diverted 81% of the waste generated (1,800 pounds).


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Patriot Pack Out 2017

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

Patriot Pack Out (PPO) was first implemented in 2007, and has actively engaged students, faculty, and staff on campus for 10 years. During PPO, students moving out of the residence halls donate clothing, small appliances, and non-perishable food items to assist others in the university and local communities. This program diverts thousands of pounds of waste and allows for re-use of items to the benefit of those less fortunate. PPO requires a large amount of volunteers, and many Mason students and staff have assisted in collecting and organizing donations over the years.


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

In 2017, Patriot Pack Out collected almost 15,000 pounds of goods to donate. These items were donated to the local Goodwill and Food for Others, a local food bank.


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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