Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.68
Liaison Jerry Owens
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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Richland College - DCCCD
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Mary Jo Dondlinger
Director, Institutional Effectiveness & Sustainability
Planning and Research for Institutional Effectiveness
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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):

Richland College participates annually in RecycleMania, the national competition among colleges and universities to reduce waste generated and increase waste diverted from landfills. The college promotes participation among students and employees through the college’s website, posters, and student media.

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

Richland did increase its recycling rate (the percentage of overall waste generated) during the 2010 competition period, averaging 56.92% compared to its average recycling rate of 53.5% prior to the competition. Richland also substantially increased the amount of recyclables per person during the competition period, collecting 2.9 tons per week per person. Following the competition, Richland collected 1.59 tons per person per week for the remainder of the academic year, an increase of 7.1% over the first six months of the academic year (1.47 tons per week per person).

The website URL for the campaign:

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