|Submission Date||Dec. 11, 2013|
Nova Scotia Community College
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign
Facilities & Engineering
Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
The name of the campaign(s):
A brief description of the campaign(s):
Campus Wide Waste Audit- In 2012 NSCC did a campus wide waste audit to determine waste diversion rates at each campus. Every NSCC campus has installed recycling stations all at strategic locations, and recently redid all of the signage to communicate the different waste streams. The signs are easy to read so staff and students can properly dispose of their waste in the appropriate stream. Once these new systems were in place Facilities Management conducted a waste audit at every campus. Where possible, the audits were completed in the campus cafeterias so it was visible to the entire campus. The bins were dumped out in the centre of the cafeteria for all students and staff to witness and learn from the process.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):
Campus Wide Waste Audit- In 2012 NSCC diverted 68% of solid waste from Landfill following our campus wide waste audit. This is compared to a 2008/09 diversion rate of 59%, and the provincial waste diversion rate of 46%. It is the goal of NSCC to have a diversion rate of 75% by 2015.
The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:
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