Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.66
Liaison Grace Afflerbach
Submission Date March 8, 2024

STARS v2.2

Purchase College - State University of New York
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Grace Afflerbach
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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:
Campus Race to Zero Waste (CRTZW)

A brief description of the campaign:
CRTZW is a national campaign that helps colleges track their landfill and diversion rates over an 8-week period with the overall goal of waste reduction. This campaign was directed at both students and employees.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
The Sustainability Coordinator tabled weekly outside of various dining locations and educated students and employees on what can be recycled on campus as well as waste reduction tips. Many campus members were unsure about what was recyclable on campus and through tabling, they were able to learn and pass the information on. Purchase College placed 7th out of 107 participating schools in the per capita recycling category and were the highest ranking SUNY. Comparing our landfill and recycling weights week 1 of the competition to the average weights of weeks 2-7, we saw a 16% reduction in our landfill rate.

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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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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