|Overall Rating||Reporter - expired|
|Submission Date||Dec. 20, 2012|
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign
office for a sustainable campus
Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
The name of the campaign(s):
A brief description of the campaign(s):
HUISA, Hokkaido University International Students Association, leads garbage management project at Hokkaido University Festival every year. HUISA is a voluntary organization of international students, but Japanese students takes part in the project as well.
Before the project, the amount of garbage thrown out of the University Festival, especially by visitors to food booths, was huge, but was not controlled. Furthermore crows pecked the garbage to scatter food across the street.
The project team collects and sorts garbage into clean plastics, clean paper cups and trays, cans, PET bottles, chopsticks, and others, and also urged visitors to do the same.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):
In 2012, it collected 2,745 kg of garbage altogether, and recycled 1,168 kg, which compares to almost none recycled before the project. The improvement is due to more students participating in the project, more effective guidance to visitors, and crow control by nets.
The website URL for the campaign:
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