|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 17, 2014|
Minnesota State University Moorhead
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
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Office of Campus Sustainability
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?:
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?:
The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):
Recyclemania is a competition and benchmarking tool for recycling programs on university campuses. This is an 8 week competition in which students report the amount of recycling and trash collected every week.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):
MSUM participated in Recyclemania from 2007-2009 and again in 2013. In 2007 MSUM came in at 140th place out of 201 participating universities. We partnered with one of the area's recycling services and increased recycling during the time of the competition. In 2013 participation included the Gameday Challenge and a "caught green handed" competition in which gift cards were given to students who were observed recycling.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Each residence hall at MSUM has a Student Recycler, who resides within that hall, assigned to it. Student Recyclers have held floor meetings to educate their peers about recycling and other sustainability issues.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The impact is measured by the # of dorm residents attending the floor meetings, and is generally followed by an increase the # of recycling participants.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
MSUM has several outreach campaigns throughout the year. Our Earth Day celebration provides a wonderful avenue to educate students, faculty and staff about particular sustainability issues. On Earth Day 2013, we held an outreach event which was attended by over 200 members of the campus community.
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