Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.22
Liaison Jay Price
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Daniel Covington
Data Analyst and Office Administrator
Facilities Services
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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:
Power Challenge

A brief description of the campaign:

The POWER (Programs of Water, Energy, and Recycling) Challenge is a month-long program in October, during which each residence hall competes to see which among them is the most sustainable based on water and energy consumption as well as solid waste diversion rates. Throughout the month, points will be awarded to RAs and residents with educational programs and sustainability themed bulletin boards. Additionally, points are awarded for reduction in energy and water usage and improvement of recycling rates. At the end of October, the residence hall with the most points wins the POWER Challenge and a prize.


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

The POWER challenge brings awareness to the uses of electricity and water in the resident halls. Recycling rates also tend to rise during the competition.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Campus Race to Zero Waste

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Campus Race to Zero Waste is an eight-week-long program that encourages competition between colleges and universities. The purpose of the program is to help colleges and universities find pathways toward a 90% or greater waste diversion rate on campus. A more comprehensive approach, Zero Waste includes recycling and compost as part of weekly waste diversion rates, which are used to grade and rank institutions throughout the competition.


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

This campaign gives UT a reference on how it compares to other universities and how it can improve. Waste diversion rates generally increase during the competition.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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