|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
University of Connecticut
IN-26: Innovation C
|1.00 / 1.00||
Office of Environmental Policy
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
In early 2020, UConn's Office of Sustainability, Undergraduate Student Government, and Women's Center worked with OrganiCup, a Danish manufacturer of sustainable women's health products to provide free menstrual cups to all menstruating students on campus. Over 500 cups were initially released to students at the Womxn's Health and Empowerment Fair on March 2nd. Each menstrual cup has an expected useful life of 2 years, which is projected to save the equivalent of 528 tampons. The CampusCup project works to demonstrate that the most sustainable options for period products are also the most cost-effective. Students who were unable to attend the Womxn's Health and Empowerment Fair are able to pick up a free menstrual cup at the UConn Women's Center in the Student Union.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Diversity & Affordability
Wellbeing & Work
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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