Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date April 26, 2024

STARS v2.2

University of Miami
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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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:
Campus Race to Zero Waste

A brief description of the campaign:
Campus Race to Zero Waste is the perfect opportunity to reach out to the whole student body. The two-month competition allows us to introduce students to the concepts of waste diversion, contamination of recyclables, repurposing, reusing, upcycling, and recycling. ECO Agency leads this event annually. https://greenu.miami.edu/topics/waste-diversion/recyclemania/index.html

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
ECO Reps and members of the ECO Agency serve as peer educators and event organizers, as they are were charge of developing the educational campaign that lead to an increase in recycling diversion rate overall. The students track waste and recycling rates from all residence halls on campus on a weekly basis throughout the CRZW to drive competition and measure their impact.

Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Green Office Program

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Offices can certify at levels Bronze through Platinum based on their sustainable behaviors. This outreach program is mainly directed towards staff.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
- Offices have certified through the program.

A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
Through partnership with the Student Government ECO Agency, UM promotes a Green Event Certification that focuses on waste reduction, plant based menus, and plastic-free utensils and plates. The Green Lab program at UM is an outreach program directed towards faculty and researchers. Labs can also certify at levels Bronze through Platinum, depending on their sustainable behaviors.

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