Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Grand Valley State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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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:
RecycleMania

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

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:

Among the 300 colleges and universities that participated in RecycleMania in 2018, Grand Valley ranked in the top 10 in the recycling category. In total, 1,091,619 pounds were recycled at Grand Valley during the two-month competition, the most amount collected during the history of the university's participation in the contest.


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

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