Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.06
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

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 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:
There is No Away

A brief description of the campaign:

There "There is No Away" campaign is Knox's sustainable move out waste diversion program. At the end of the spring semester, collection boxes are placed in each campus residences' common room or laundry room, and crews of paid student staff with the help of volunteers (faculty, students, and staff) collect and sort recoverable material to be diverted from the waste stream. Food and toiletries are provided to students staying on campus over the summer; clothing, household and school supplies, and other durable goods are brought to the campus' Share Shop and Office Supply Share; excess usable items are brought to local thrift organizations; and electronics, textiles, and traditional household recyclables are transported or stored for collection by recycling partners.

https://www.knox.edu/offices/sustainability/reduce-reuse-and-recycle


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 then picked up after the two weeks and many of them are not entirely full. Items collected are weighed. In 2019, 6.75 tons were collected.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
RecycleMania

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Knox has participated in RecycleMania, a nationwide competition between
colleges and universities to increase waste reduction and recycling, since 2018. During the 8-week competition, students, working with the office of sustainability, have an outreach focus for each week that classes are in session. These activities include Three-Rs Trivia, Compost Conversations, Weigh the Waste Campaign, and more.

https://www.knox.edu/about-knox/our-values/sustainability/recyclemania


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

Knox has won the Food Organics category of the RecycleMania competition by collecting and diverting more than 4,700 pounds of food to our local partners.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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