Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Maryville College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Adrienne Schwarte
Associate Professor of Design, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor
Fine Arts & Sustainability Studies
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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):
Recyling Program at Maryville College

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

Maryville College switched recycling programs in 2012 to provide more efficient recycling methods to the campus. This Campus wide program increased recycling within the buildings and residence halls. The Student Government at Maryville College also provided recycling bins to students during the fall semester of 2014 for each individual room in the residence halls that wished to participate.


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

In February of 2015 the college measured a 70% increase in volume of recycled products from the previous month. The college is currently at about a 27% diversion rate with a goal of increasing to more than 30% in the next year.


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

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

This initiative is a program of the Physical Plant at Maryville College. The Physical Plant recently changed its vendor to attain more environmentally friendly cleaning products. This program also trained employee's how to minimize their environmental impact and taught environmentally friendly protocol for cleaning.


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

Workers using the cleaning products have shown satisfaction in their workplace as a result of the green cleaning. The LEED Gold certification for Crawford House was also a result of the switching to Green Cleaning.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:

The College participated in STARS 1.0. This program brought attention to the college's environmental needs and areas of improvement.


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