Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The name of the campaign(s):
RecycleMania

A brief description of the campaign(s):

RecycleMania is a friendly nationwide recycling competition among more than 400 colleges and universities that provides the campus community with a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction. Over a 10-week period, campuses compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. Last year, UCCS held a Mt. Trashmore event to display how much trash is generated in a day and how much of it could have been recycled. It provided a huge educational opportunity for the entire campus.

In 2008, UCCS placed 41st overall and 17th among public institutions in its first time participation in RecycleMania, with a 25% recycling rate. In 2009, the university achieved a 26.2% recycling rate, placing 104th overall and 53rd among public institutions.


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

The sustainability office collects weekly data year-round for waste and recycling rates. Our data shows that recycling rates have increased as a result of the intense focus on recycling during those weeks.


The website URL for the campaign:

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