Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.27
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Vivian Nguyen
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?:
No

Name of the campaign:
RecycleMania

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

RecycleMania is a competition between college and university campuses that focuses on educating students about the benefits of recycling and waste diversion, while measuring and quantifying the results for all to see.


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

For each event numbers are gathered, and scores and rankings are derived for categories concerning recycling and waste diversion. In 2014, UNL had a recycling rate of 26.3%. One highlight during the competition was that UNL was able to recycle 10,458 lbs of E-waste.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Campus Conservation Nationals is a part campaign-part competition that UNL competes in against other Universities nationwide and in the Big 10.

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

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest short-term electricity reduction competition in the world. CCN gives a common voice and motivation to hundreds of thousands of students, workers, and building visitors across North America, all working together to reduce consumption and mitigate the impacts of climate change.


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

For CCN, UNL placed 2nd in the Big 10 in 2015 with a 5% reduction in energy usage


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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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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