|Submission Date||Jan. 30, 2012|
State University of New York at Brockport
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign
Advisor for ECOS
Environmental Science and Biology
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):
The college participates in the RecycleMania tournament waste minimization category. This competition looks at the lowest waste generated per student for the 10-week period of the tournament. In addition recycling related events encourage students to reduce waste. Campus Sustainability Day, America Recycles Day, and Earth Day events are three examples. We employee an Earth Science student to evaluate and map our stormwater system utilizing GPS/GIS technology, a Butterfly Garden was installed in cooperation with the Senace Park Zoo and included an educational program attended by 60 faculty, staff, students and visitors. Each fall we participate in the International Coastal Cleanup event sponsored by the American Littoral Society where students, faculty, staff and community members come out to learn about our watershed, the importance of preserving our natural resource: water and quantitatively record the amount of debris on our beaches. In the Introductory Environmental Science Lab, students do projects related to sustainability and produce videos that are posted on our webpages.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):
In the 2010 RecycleMania tournament the college ranked 66th out of 199 schools nationally with a waste per person rate of 35.91 pounds.Our stormwater management plan and "Only Rain Down the Drain" video are used as best practices by the Stormwater Coalition of Monroe County for virtually all municipalities of the county. The College at Brockport was recognized by the Rochester Business Journal for Pollution Prevention in 2010 as a result of many sustainability outreach actions. Each fall we participate in the International Coastal Cleanup event sponsored by the American Littoral Society where students, faculty, staff and community members come out to learn about our watershed, the importance of preserving our natural resource: water and quantitatively record the amount of debris on our beaches. We have several sustainability-related videos created from the Introductory Environmental Science Lab projects.
The website URL for the campaign:
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