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Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2015
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Saint Louis University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Verhoff
Director
Sustainability & Benchmarking
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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):
Annual SLUstainability E-Waste Drive

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

In an effort to promote RecycleMania, the Departments of Athletics, Facilities Services, and Midwest Recycling Center have partnered to host an annual electronics and appliance recycling drive for the university community and the surrounding Saint Louis community. Midwest Recycling is a level 4 certified e-cycling business registered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Comprehensive information regarding Midwest Recycling Center’s facilities can be found in the U.S. EPA Facility Registry System (FRS), a central database that identifies facilities, sites, or places subject to environmental regulations.


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

In the four years that SLU has hosted the event over 190,000 lbs of electronic equipment has been kept from entering the landfill.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference

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

The Center for Sustainability holds at least one major conference every year in to bring sustainability education and resources to the broader community. In 2012 and 2013 the Center hosted the Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference, which attracted international attention. In 2014 the Center hosted a speaker series called Conversations on Climate Change and began organizing regional conference called Linking Research and Practice: Equitable Economic Growth and Sustainable Development


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

Center events attract students from Saint Louis University and from throughout the region and nation who came to learn more about how sustainability and how it can be applied in their communities. The annual conferences serve as forums bringing sustainability leaders and resources together.


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

Battle for the Boot: Sponsored by the University's Staff Advisory Council, this annual event provides locations on campus for students, faculty, and staff to donate their unwanted shoes for Solea Water. Solea Water, formerly known as The Shoeman Water Projects, sells the donated shoes by the pound to distributors who then send them to developing countries like Kenya, Haiti, Panama, and Guatemala to sell affordable footwear. Solea Water uses the revenue from the shoe sales to drill for wells and install pumps and purifiers for clean drinking water.

Battle for the Boot is a competition between the Saint Louis area University's to see who can collect the most shoes for this cause. In the past 3 years that Saint Louis University has competed the University has been able to collect over 17,000 lbs of shoes for the Solea Water program. (http://www.slu.edu/facilities-services-home/sustainability/campus-operations/recycling-and-waste-reduction/donations/battle-for-the-boot)


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