|Submission Date||May 9, 2021|
University of Sharjah
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
|4.00 / 4.00|
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?:
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?:
Name of the campaign:
A brief description of the campaign:
- Two deep freezers were installed in the College of Medicine and in the Sustainable Garden to encourage and enable the students, faculty and staff members to deposit the vegetable/biodegradable food waste on a daily basis. The food scraps were later thawed and moved into larger recycled compost bins, mixed with microbiomes and then left for curing for a period of two weeks. Thereafter, the compost was shifted to the composting area in the Sustainable Garden for the second phase of curing. After a period of about four weeks, the high-grade soil/compost was used for growing plants within the greenhouse.
- (Before initiating this campaign two workshops under the theme of making your own high yield soils were conducted to teach the UOS community how to make the compost, as mentioned in EN3)
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
- The biodegradable recycling rate increased following the outreach campaign and led to a positive impact in producing more compost.
- In the first phase of the project, 150 Kg of compost was produced while in the second phase over 500 KG of high yield soil was produced and used in the University’s sustainable garden, +85 kg of organic crops were harvested in 2019/2020.
- Achieved zero food waste in the targeted colleges.
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The university has started a campaign with HP, as a partner, on the Printing Supplies Return and Recycling Program. Multiple cardboard recycling boxes are distributed on campus to collect printing cartridges and printing supplies.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The recycling rate of printer cartridges has increased; the University can demonstrate that the campaign led to a positive measurable impact on its sustainability performance.
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
Additional documentation to support the submission: