|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||May 29, 2015|
University of Virginia
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
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Sustainability Outreach Coordinator
Energy & Utilities
Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):
Recyclemania is a national, eight-week competition amongst schools to reduce materials being sent to the landfill. At U.Va., Recyclemania includes dining hall waste audits, documentary film screenings and panel discussions, crafting from reusable materials events, and zero-waste events. Over 100 student volunteers help make one men's basketball game zero waste, impacting 14,000 fans and diverting hundreds of pounds of materials out of the landfill. U.Va. has placed 1st in Virginia in the Gorilla prize for 6 years.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):
Over 100 student volunteers help make one men's basketball game zero waste, impacting 14,000 fans and diverting hundreds of pounds of materials out of the landfill. U.Va. has placed 1st in Virginia in the Gorilla prize for 6 years. The food waste audit diverted 218 pounds of compost out of the landfill.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The Green Workplace Program engages U.Va. employees and workplaces in actions
that conserve energy, save money, and advance sustainability. The Green Workplace Program includes 60 actions workplaces can implement to be more sustainable. Credits range between one and five points, based on the anticipated level of effort required to implement each credit. Participants report their actions and earn a Green Workplace certification based on the total points achieved.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
increased recycling through co-location of trash and recycling bins in offices, reduced electricity consumption through energy-saving computing and plug load policies, increased sustainability literacy through online sustainability training module.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
Earth Week at U.Va.- 30 plus events, hosted by student groups, departments and community groups that aim to increase sustainability awareness and literacy through innovative workshops, panel discussions, celebrations and more. The Earth Week Expo brought together approx. 300 attendees to discuss the Challenge of Change.
Chuck it for Charity- A move-out donation campaign provides students the opportunity to donate gently used items at the end of the year to local charities instead of the landfill. On Grounds Collection: 19,838.5 lbs (e-cycle collection, student donations and estimated department donations)
Off Grounds Collection: 561 donations made (weights of each donation were not collected)
Energize UVA, Dorm Energy Race
From October 17th to November 14th, U.Va. hosted Energize UVA, a month-long campaign to increase awareness of energy, its environmental impact, and sustainability. The event included a Dorm Energy Race (DER) between all first year dorms, including Gooch-Dillard, the New Dorms, and Old Dorms. All dorms were competing to reduce their electricity consumption over four weeks to win prizes. The efforts of the DER participants resulted in a collective reduction of 18.55 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCDE) in four weeks. That’s equivalent to the emissions from 733 propane cylinders used for home barbeques, 2,087 gallons of gasoline, or 485 incandescent lamps switched to CFLs
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