Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Grand Valley State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Amanda Rodgers
Graduate Assistant
Sustainable Community Development Initiative
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Recyclemania

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs in the United States that provides the campus community with a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction. Over a 10-week period, campuses compete in different contests to see which institution can collect 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. The main goal of this event is to increase student awareness of campus recycling and waste minimization. RecycleMania provides many ways to gain recognition, including RecycleMania trophies, awards, and participant certificates.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

GVSU ranked 106th out of 273 universities in 2013's RecycleMania competition by diverting almost 32% of waste from the landfill. In 2014, GVSU ranked 124th in the country for diverting more than 28% of our waste. Recycling amounts are collected by living centers so staff know which areas can seek improvement.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Housing Energy Competition

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Citizenship Mentors encourage residents to reduce their energy use in the living centers for an entire month. Residents compete against other buildings and classes.


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

Energy meters are used by Facilities Planning staff to measure the amount used and are shared with participants and living center staff to be used for education on decreasing overall usage.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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