|Submission Date||July 6, 2011|
University of Calgary
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign
Office of Sustainability
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):
A 2 month long campaign that runs in January and February. Each year, events are held to educate students, faculty and staff on waste diversion and responsible purchasing on campus. This year the U of C participated in RecycleMania, and also ran the Photocopier challenge with department offices throughout campus.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):
The University of Calgary participated in RecycleMania, a competition between colleges and universities in Canada and the United States to see who could reduce waste and recycle the most. Leading up to the competition SustainabilityON Coordinators were provided with the tools and resources to run programs and share information related to waste reduction and responsible purchasing. Campus Communicators were informed of the event as well and encouraged to share information about institutional recycling programs and services to the campus community. By engaging students to participate, as well as through the roll-out of new recycling and waste infrastructure, the U of C saw an increase in its diversion rate during the competition from 31% at the beginning to 37% at the end.
In the 7 week Photocopier Challenge, over 60 photocopiers were tracked to see which department offices could reduce paper consumption the most. Over 47,000 sheets were saved over the duration of the competition.
The website URL for the campaign: