Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.71
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Saint Louis University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Amy Hargis
Project Analyst
Sustainability & Benchmarking
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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:
Annual SLUstainability E-Waste Drive

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

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:

In 2017, 124,000 pounds of e-waste were collected through the SLUstainability e-waste drive, which is equal to over 7 lbs of e-waste per person. That placed SLU 3rd out of 39 in the e-waste portion of Recyclemania.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Battle for the Boot

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

Sponsored by the University's Staff Advisory Committee and coordinated by the St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium, this annual event provides locations on campus for students, faculty, and staff to donate their unwanted shoes for Shoeman Water Projects. 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. Shoeman 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 St. Louis area universities to see who can collect the most shoes for this cause.


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

The newest goal for SLU will be 7,500 pairs of shoes. Regionally, it will be double that amount.


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:

ShredMania is a paper-shredding event that takes place annually along the Annual SLUstainability E-Waste Drive. Sensitive documents are securely shredded on-site by the University's contracted vendor.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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