Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

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?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
RecycleMania

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

UW-Milwaukee has participated in the international waste and recycling competition, RecycleMania since 2009. The program impacts the operations and awareness of recycling on campus. Results are measurable and have documented an increase in recycling on campus. Students are engaged in waste audits, "green buck" programs incentivizing recycling, and multiple internships that manage and measure the impacts of such programming. Labeling trash bins with the term "Landfill" had the most measurable impact on increasing recycling on campus.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

RecycleMania tracking, improved in 2011 at UWM with hauler cooperation, has since resulted in a 5% increase in recycling on campus. All areas, the Student Union, University Housing, and Academic/Admin buildings have all shown increases. The campus recycling rate is currently 34% for traditional recycling.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Campus Conservation Nationals

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

UW-Milwaukee has participated in the Campus Conservation Nationals, an energy and water reduction competition across campus through the Lucid dashboard. UWM was a part of the national campaign as well as its own competitions. Academic buildings compete against one another. The winning department/building was awarded 10 lbs of fair-trade coffee. In 2014, UW-Milwaukee was one of the top 5 in water reduction.


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

The Campus Conservation Nationals has been done in several capacities at UWM. In 2014, it was the most wide spread, in 18 buildings, with a reduction in energy of 80,139 kWh. "Reduce Your Use" in 2011, engaged the Academic/Admin buildings. The winner of that competition, and the 10 lbs of organic fair-trade coffee was our Engineering building, a significant energy consumer on campus, with a 7% decrease in energy consumption against its own baseline.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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