Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.52
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Aug. 10, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Lowell
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 James Kohl
Dean of Student Affairs & Enrichment
Student Affairs
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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:
Residence Hall Electricity Reduction Challenge

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

As part of 2014 Earth Week, UMass Lowell held a three day competition between residence halls to conserve energy.


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

Most residence halls had a 2-5% energy savings; the winner had a 20% energy savings


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Recycle Mania

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

Recycle Mania is an eight week program designed to encourage recycling efforts and reduce the amount of solid waste generated. During the program, participants will benchmark themselves against other schools in different categories, such as paper, food service and electronics recycling


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

Electronics recycling yielded 30,137 pounds in the 30 day period They also took part in Food Service Organics and composted: 14,827 pounds of material.


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:

The Food Composting campaign targets all dining facilities and therefore targets both students and employees. The results of the campaign: FY14 - Food Waste Composting: 92 tons campus-wide; FY14 - Prepared Unused Food Donation: 2.84 tons campus-wide http://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2014/DEPCompostTour.aspx

The Electronics Recycling campaign targets both students and employees. The results of the campaign: FY14 - Mixed Electronics: 33.22 tons campus-wide; FY14 - Batteries: 0.86 tons campus-wide.

http://www.uml.edu/EEM/Environmental-Stewardship/recycling/battery-small-electronics-recycling-drop-offs.aspx


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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