|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Liaison||YOLANDA MENDOZA CAVAZOS|
|Submission Date||Nov. 27, 2017|
Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
|4.00 / 4.00||
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? :
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?:
Name of the campaign:
A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:
This project started in 2013 with the purpose of motivate students to recollect old or used bateries, in order to prevent groundwater and water bodies pollution. Several repositories were installed all over the Central Campus and inside the offices with the mark of this program.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
The results were 124 kg on april 2014, All of them has been delivered to the Potable Water Commission who is in charge of the right disposal.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):
The Research Department organize 5 events each year. These events consist on seminars, workshops or conferences opened to general public, students and staff at the University. The sustainable spirit consist in used them as a vehicle to promote sustainable activities such as: car sharing for the assistants. All the material is available online in digital format in order to reduce paper use. They only print a small amount of programs flyers in a 100% recycled paper.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
With this program it was possible to reduce the use of 1800 PET bottles, 1000 styrofoam cups, also support 10 local business per event. This event is broadcast on 4 campuses at the same time in order to reduce the waste and CO2 emited on transportation to the main Campus.
Other departments besides the Research one are interested in using this model in the next years.
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:
NO MORE PET Department
The Research and Postgraduate Studies Department has being commited in a Campaign against the use of PET and styrofoam in their offices. In order to acheive this, all the staff received a water bottle and a coffe cup for personal use as a gift to presuade them to stop using disposible material. No disposable material is allowed in the offices. The staff received talks about the importance and benefit to use the water bottle and coffe cup showing them the tragedies and damage to the environment caused by the large time degradation of these materials.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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