Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.70
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jason Perry
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
UGA reCYCLE

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:

UGA reCYCLE is a need-based bicycle recycling and redistribution program for the UGA campus community. The program refurbishes bikes that were abandoned on campus bike racks and puts them in the hands of UGA students and employees who need them for transportation to and from school or work. The reCYCLE program is driven by a coalition of partners including UGA Transportation & Parking, UGA Office of Sustainability, UGA Police Department, and the local nonprofit BikeAthens. The reCYCLE Program was developed in 2014 through a joint venture between UGA Transportation & Parking and the UGA Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Students for Environmental action, and funded in part by a 2015 Sustainability Grant through the Office of Sustainability.

Bikes are donated by referral. Requests are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that bikes may not be immediately available depending on inventory and workload.
Students can obtain a referral for a bike from one of the following campus student services:
-Student Care and Outreach
-Student Emergency Fund
-Fanning Institute EMBARK
-Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

UGA employees need a referral from their supervisor that states that the employee needs the bike for transportation. Supervisors should email the Office of Sustainability at bike@uga.edu for instructions.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Transportation
Diversity & Affordability
Wellbeing & Work

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Source:
Jason Perry, Sustainability Specialist, Bike Program Manager - Office of Sustainability

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