Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.28
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

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 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:
Campus Race to Zero Waste

A brief description of the campaign:
Campus Race to Zero Waste 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 number of recyclables per capita, the largest number 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. https://www.gvsu.edu/sustainability/gvsu-recyclemania-90.htm

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
In 2022, Grand Valley ranked 18th in the diversion category with a 51% diversion rate.

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. This program engages mostly students.

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.

A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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