Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.96
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Miami University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kelsey Forren
Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Facilities Department
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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:
Sharefest

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

ShareFest is a service and environmental nonprofit corporation dedicated to the collection and redistribution of items donated by Miami University students and the Oxford community at the end of the academic year. Collected items benefit residents in need and social service agencies throughout the region.

Sharefest seeks to:
-Help individuals in need by providing them with access to furniture, household goods, clothing and food that are donated by Miami University students or by other community members at the end of the academic year.
-Teach sharing and environmental ethics and an awareness of diverse backgrounds to the young people who are students at Miami University.
-Protect and preserve the environment by preventing usable items from going into the landfill.
-Help the City of Oxford dispose of unwanted items and help clean the City quickly

Two Miami University staff are board members of Sharefest to help coordinate efforts and maximize impacts for Miami University and the City of Oxford: The Director of Sustainability and the Associate Director of Residence Life.


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

ShareFest continues to grow each year. In 2018, Sharefest collected a total of 194,007 pounds, or 97 tons, of donations from Miami University and the Oxford Community. This represents a 12 percent increase from 2017. Specific to Miami University and in 2018, 43 percent of Miami University residence halls participated in Sharefest.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
EcoReps Waste Audits in Residence Halls

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

Eco Reps (residence hall program; one Eco-Rep per residence hall, educates students, conducts contests, programs) each semester conducts a "Before" and "after" waste audit of trash and recycling in residence halls. Eco-Reps target a hall and sort and weigh the trash vs. recyclables that mixed in with trash. After the first waste audit, Eco-Reps help educates residents on what is recyclable and how to recycle (so easy with co-located bins). The follow-up waste audit measures success.


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

The "After" waste audit shows a decrease in the amount (weight) of items that can be recycled that end up in the trash/waste stream.


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