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Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date July 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Macalester College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
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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?:
Yes

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?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Macalester College participated in two campaigns: RecycleMania and Campus Conservation Nationals

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. Macalester participated in Recyclemania in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Macalester is competing in the Campus Conservation Nationals in 2013. Previously, the Minnesota and National Campus Energy Challenges were run by Macalester students.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

RecycleMania directly contributed to the creation of a self-sustaining school program that recycles one-sided printed paper as notebooks ("Onesies"). Moreover, Recyclemania led to further recycling collection on campus which worked in hand with the efforts of the campus Zero Waste committee.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Composting

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

A new composting program started in 2013 and the Sustainability Office and Facilities Services developed signage, events, and email information on how and why to compost.


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

The amount of composting is continually increasing on the campus.


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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