Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.05
Liaison Daniela Beall
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 John Arendt
Director of EMBI
Environmental Management and Business Institute
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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?:
Yes

Name of the campaign:
RecycleMania

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

RecycleMania: University of Wisconsin – Green Bay campus has participated in RecycleMania since 2010, in the benchmark category and waste minimization. Starting in 2012, UWGB moved into the competitive category. This national program encourages campuses to actively promote the reduction of solid waste and improvement of recycling and is a campus wide effort for students, faculty and staff. Working with Waste Management, Inc., our waste hauler, volume measurements were recorded from all dumpsters as they were emptied. These volumes were converted to weights based on standardized weights for the specific waste streams. In 2015, Waste Management provided a 'direct haul' twice during the competition. This allowed us to get actual weights on our trash and recycling which helped us to evaluate our conversion factors.


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

Recyclemania raised awareness and increased compliance with goals. In RecycleMania 2015, on average over a four week period, we achieved a 35.9% recycling rate. 22.3 pounds per capita was the largest amount of recyclables per person. 142,272 pounds was the highest gross tonnage of recyclables regardless of population and 65.8 pounds per capita was the least amount of recyclables & food organics per person.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Campus Conservation Nationals

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

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest electricity and water reduction competition program for colleges and universities in the world. In its fifth year (2015), CCN gives a common voice and motivation to hundreds of thousands of students across North America, all working together to reduce consumption of water and electricity, and thus mitigate the impacts of climate change. CCN is an opportunity to organize students and staff, host educational events, and challenge students and staff to participate in fun events that can have an immediate and lasting impact on our school’s carbon emissions and campus culture. CCN is jointly organized by the U.S. Green Building Council, Lucid, National Wildlife Federation, and Alliance to Save Energy.

10 resident life buildings were involved in this campaign. As a result of the competition, five buildings had energy reductions ranging from 5.7-30.3%.


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

As a result of the competition, five buildings had energy reductions ranging from 5.7-30.3%.

http://www.uwgb.edu/sustainability/participate/ccn.asp


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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