Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.73
Liaison Sean MacInnes
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2014
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Chad Carwein
Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):

A brief description of the campaign(s):

UNCG competed with more than 520 other schools in the United States and Canada during the 2013 RecycleMania Tournament, which took place between the February 3rd and March 30th. This was the third year in a row UNCG has participated in the eight-week competition that ranks schools according to how much recycling, trash and food waste they collect. During the competition, the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling (OWRR) conducted outreach activities and held events on campus to promote recycling and increase participation. As a result, UNCG recycled over 26% of its waste and recovered 91,295 pounds of organic and recyclable materials during the course of the 2013 competition.

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


Results in the GRAND CHAMPION category are calculated using the following equation:
(recyclables weight / (recyclables weight + trash weight)) X 100 = recycling rate (%)

Results in the PER CAPITA CLASSIC category are calculated using the following equation:
recyclables weight / campus population (FTE students and staff) = lbs. / person

Results in the PAPER category are calculated using the following equation:
recycled paper weight / campus population (FTE students and staff) = lbs. / person


BASELINE PERFORMANCE (prior to 8-week campaign):

Grand Champion = 21.30% recycling rate (preseason week result)

Per Capita Classic = 0.40 lbs. / person (preseason week result)
Per Capita Classic = 3.20 lbs. / person (cumulative projection)

Paper = 0.04 lbs. / person (preseason week result)
Paper = 0.32 lbs. / person (cumulative projection)

COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE (end of 8-week campaign):

Grand Champion = 26.25% recycling rate (cumulative result)

Per Capita Classic = 0.75 lbs. / person (week 8 result)
Per Capita Classic = 4.66 lbs. / person (cumulative result)
Per Capita Classic = 0.58 lbs. / person (average weekly result)

Paper = 0.15 lbs. / person (week 8 result)
Paper = 0.83 lbs. / person (cumulative result)
Paper = 0.10 lbs. / person (average weekly result)

The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:

UNCG profile, past results, and general info on RecycleMania participation available here: http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/scoreboard/participating-schools/list?node_id=9979

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