|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||June 30, 2017|
University of Florida
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
|4.00 / 4.00||
Office of Sustainability
Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):
Each spring, residence halls across campus compete to reduce water and energy consumption. Additional programming within the halls is coordinated by Eco-Reps and additional points for the waste category are awarded through using reusable to-go containers in the dining halls, attending campus cleanup events, and visiting the sustainability hut on campus.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):
Each year the Eco Challenge results in continued energy and water savings as well as increased awareness among students about how to live sustainably. In 2015, 61% of residence halls saved water during the challenge and 71% of residence halls saved energy during the challenge.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Campus Collection Day is an opportunity for Faculty and Staff (and Students to a lesser degree) to properly dispose of all types of waste, especially waste that requires special handling (hazardous, e-waste, etc.) Organizations from the campus and community come together in a single location to properly sort and process waste brought in by faculty and staff (generated both on and off campus) ranging from e-waste and volatile chemicals to unwanted books and furniture. Participating organizations included county hazardous waste disposal, campus asset management, and community non-profits benefiting the homeless and under-privileged children.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Significant amounts of waste are diverted form the landfill during each event. In 2016, 95 people dropped of items including electronic waste, hazardous waste, books, food, clothing, household good and school supplies.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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