Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.17
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date July 26, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00
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Has the institution held a 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 a 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:
Race to Zero Waste

A brief description of the campaign:

Since 2008, UMBC has annual participated in Race to Zero Waste (previously known as Recyclemania). Race to Zero Waste is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs that occurs every spring. Schools collect and track the amount of recycling and trash generated for eight weeks and, at the end of the competition, are nationally ranked against other schools in various categories based on who recycles the most.


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

The campus community is engaged via signage, emails, and social media blasts. The positive impacts (i.e. tons of waste recycled) of the campaign are measured and reported.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Trex University Challenge

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Trex sponsors local recycling programs in universities and communities throughout the country. In the 2019-2020 schoolyear UMBC participated to collect more than 500 pounds of plastic refuse in a six-month span (about 40,500 plastic bags), to win a high-performance composite bench from Trex. The information from this program led to a permanent soft plastic collection system on campus.


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

The campus community is engaged via signage, emails, and social media blasts. The positive impacts (i.e. tons of waste recycled) of the campaign are measured and reported.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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