|Submission Date||May 15, 2017|
University of Miami
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
|4.00 / 4.00||
Environmental Health and Safety
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? :
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?:
Name of the campaign:
A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:
Recyclemania is the perfect opportunity to reach out to the whole student body. The 2 month competition allow us to introduce students to the concepts of waste diversion, contamination of recyclables, re purposing, reusing and recycling.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
UM was 2nd in the state for the Per Capita competition of Recyclemania. The Increase in awareness and the increase in actual recycling tonnage has been encouraging.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):
Geared towards students, staff and faculty, the U Conserve started with a focus on energy conservation. The Campaign worked in 3 phases. The first one was the launch of a campus wide survey; the second one was the creation of a Green Office program that promotes sustainable practices in the workplace. The 3rd phase extended the use of a Lucid Energy tracking system to all buildings on the main campus, allowing people to verify in real time, the energy use of their building and compare it with others.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
More than 35 offices and departments have applied to the Green Office program.
The survey allowed us to assess the needs, the knowledge and future adaptation strategies to promote sustainability throughout the UM community. It especially helped us design new programs for the dorms, student events, move in and move out.
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 website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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