Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.12
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Knox College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Deborah Steinberg
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
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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:
There is No Away move out diversion campaign

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

At the end of the spring semester, collection boxes are spread throughout the residences on campus, and crews of volunteers and paid staff, sort as much recoverable material as can be diverted from the waste stream. Food and toiletries are brought to the women's shelter; clothing, household and school supplies are brought to the campus' supply share spaces, excess usable items are brought to local charities, and electronics, textiles, and traditional household recyclables are transported or stored for collection by recycling partners.


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

Previous to this campaign, dumpsters were traded out multiple times during the two weeks of move out. Now, they are dropped off and picked up after the two weeks and many of them are not entirely full. Though this is anecdotal evidence, we estimate that in the 2017 move out, more that 6 tons of still-good items were prevented from being sent to the landfill.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
White paper recycling bin decorating contest

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):

When Knox began to collect white paper as a clean stream of recycling, a desktop, white paper only recycling bin decorating contest was held for employees. Employees were asked to designate a container for white paper recycling and decorate it in a way to encourage colleagues to recycle. Prizes were give to three staff members in three different categories: the most "Knoxy", the most creative, and the most sustainably made.


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

This contest was at the beginning of collecting white paper only, so there is no baseline number to compare. We were able to start collecting the separate stream successfully and these bin continue to reminder staff to recycle.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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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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