|Submission Date||Dec. 8, 2015|
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
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?:
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?:
The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects 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. With each week’s reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):
RecycleMania has helped to catalyze the campus in regards to solid waste awareness. In the 2015 competition, Guilford was ranked at 14 out of 232 participating schools in the "Grand Champion" section and earned first of the North Carolina participating schools for 2014 and 2015.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Our Green Office program certifies faculty and staff office suites based on things like energy use, waste reduction, campus participation and purchasing decisions. We start with a simple audit to provide them with some tips for improving their practices, then challenge them to make personal lifestyle choices that are more sustainable. Once they demonstrate these sustainable practices, they earn the honor of a Green Office Certification. Faculty and staff are quickly learning how their day-to-day actions affect not just their offices, but the campus, community and planet. They’re more aware of how they use resources, and they see how positive individual choices can add up and make a real, measurable difference.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The Green Office program serves as an incentive for departments to be recognized for the good habits they already have, or encourage them to alter their behavior to reflect more sustainable practices. Since our school's mission supports environmental stewardship, we are able to leverage that and keep track of which offices are choosing to participate.
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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