Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.54
Liaison Kevin Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Goshen College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Anna McVay
Hickory Scholar
Hickory Scholar
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Has the institution held a 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 a 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:
Westlawn Dining Hall Composting project

A brief description of the campaign:

Originally piloted in 2010 and continuing to this day, the composting project takes place in the Westlawn Dining Hall with cooperation from AVI Fresh. The composting project is maintained by EcoPax, the student-led environmental peace club, and is implemented by student volunteers called the Composting Commandos. Advertised by posters and instructional material, this project is aimed at students, staff, and faculty eating in the dining hall. Students and employees learn what foods/materials they can compost and student volunteers learn some of the finer points of carrying out the composting. https://www.goshen.edu/news/2013/02/18/student-run-composting-program-simply-turns-waste-into-food-nothing-else-like-it/ https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0BzH92gvU9SUWOEh5NHM1TFJ5YjQ


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

The trial run of the composting system in 2010 received enthusiastic support; thus the project has continued to date. Composting has saved the college an estimated $1,800/semester in waste pickup fees and garbage bag savings alone, along with greatly reducing the amount of food waste going to the landfill.


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A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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