Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.41
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Kentucky
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jennifer Taylor
Sustainability Graduate Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at students and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability? :
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at employees and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Name of the campaign:
Pick-It-Up Adopt-a-Spot Campaign

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:

Pick It Up is a multi-faceted campaign with a single goal: ELIMINATE LITTER ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY. This campaign has been developed to support and recognize the outstanding work UK Grounds does on a daily basis.The program will embrace both top-down and grassroots initiatives to energize widespread efforts across the campus and throughout our organizational structure to achieve the goal of a litter free campus.

During the month of April, groups that adopt a spot are responsible for making their defined zone litter-free once a week and documenting their efforts. A photo of the litter collected each week with the front page of that day's Kentucky Kernel newspaper must be sent to pickitup@uky.edu.


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

8 teams participated in the spring 2019 Adopt-A-Spot program and performed 24 litter sweeps between February and April 2019.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Help UK POP (Pass on Plastic)

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):

UK POPs is partnership between UK Recycling, UK Dining, and UK Sustainability designed to encourage the UK community to think about this issue and to take steps to be part of the solution. Everyone who took the pledge received a stainless steel reusable straw, water bottle and shopping bag.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

More than 2000 students took the pledge and more than 500 participated in follow up surveys. Two undergraduate students are working to produce a research paper that documents the project and they have been selected to present this paper at the 2019 AASHE conference.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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