Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.64
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date March 31, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle Central College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
4.00 / 4.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution held a 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 a 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:
Trash Talkers

A brief description of the campaign:

The Seattle Central Sustainability Council and Office of Sustainability have created a Trash Talker program. Trash Talkers are volunteers who receive simple training in proper waste sorting into our three waste stream system, 1) compost, 2) recycling, and 3) garbage. Trash Talkers stand by waste collection stations in the dining area and at special events to help attendees properly sort their waste.


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

It is hard to measure the impacts of the campaign, because we do not currently have accurate weights of our garbage and recycling in order to compare before and after results. However, we have hosted Trash Talkers in the main dining area a half dozen times. We also host Trash Talkers at the biggest student event annually, Unity Fair. Through our involvement in Unity Fair, we now speak to vendors about proper waste sorting and how to reduce garbage, before it's created, through better practices and purchases. We've also improved waste collection practices at the event due to our participation.


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A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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