Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Geory Kurtzhals
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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:
Saluki Green Action Team

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

The Saluki Green Action team is made up of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members of SIU who are committed to helping make our community more sustainable. The program has many components, including educational, outreach, and action-oriented components. Members receive notification of current activities via our website, social media, and other outreach (office, tabling, events, etc.). Members have promoted sustainability by being involved via social media, volunteering, and/or participating in events.

One activity of the Saluki Green Action Team includes our football season recycling promotion. We have been promoting recycling at all home football games. Campaign components have included:
-student volunteers visiting tailgaters to provide bags for recycling and educational information
-tracking of diversion rates and celebrating/announcing results over the loudspeaker at the ballgame
-recycling promotion over the loudspeaker at the game
-close collaboration and communication with operations teams to make the process more effective
-photo shoot with the university mascot promoting recycling and use of photos for marketing, including yard signs placed around stadium and tailgating areas
-communication with all Saluki Row Tailgating vendors prior to games and application of signage at tents describing what is recyclable by location
More info:
https://sustainability.siu.edu/participate/for-students/football-tailgate.php
Another component of the Saluki Green Action Team has included participation the EcoChallenge program.


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

Our overall goal of the Saluki Green Action is to increase awareness of individual and group collective campus actions and to measurably reduce SIU's carbon footprint, working toward the goal of zero impact.
Summary of our 2018 football recycling program:
Congratulations, Saluki fans, you have helped us to divert a total of 6540 pounds of recyclables from the landfill during the 2018 football season!
Season:
Recycling total (season total): 6540 pounds
Recycling rate (season average): 0.1925 pounds/person
Diversion rate (season average): 31.68%
Record-breaking games:
Recycling total: 1940 pounds: 9/29/18 (Family Weekend)
Recycling rate: 0.258 pounds/person: 10/20/18 (Homecoming)
Diversion rate: 41.8%: 10/20/18 (Homecoming)

In addition to football fans and tailgaters, employees and students were actively involved in the campaign supporting operations, outreach, promotion, trouble-shooting, and more.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (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, including measured positive impacts:

-RecycleMania is a friendly competition tool for college recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities on campus. The 8-week program has been happening since 2007 on the SIU-Carbondale campus. RecycleMania is advertised to the student and campus community. In addition, invitations for participation and announcements regarding the competition are widely circulated. Students and campus groups are encouraged to take part by boosting and promoting their recycling efforts. Information on the benefits and practices of recycling are also promoted during RecyceMania. Recycling amounts are measured and reported on a weekly basis with recognition given to colleges and areas showing improvement.

-America Recycles Day: To celebrate and engage SIUC students about America Recycles Day, the Sustainability Office supports an outreach event each year, often a collaboration with Keep Carbondale Beautiful, tabling outside the Student Center to engage with students who pass by.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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