Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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:
University Housing- Composting (multiple campaigns)

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

Front of the house composting was introduced at UWM's largest residence hall (~3,000+ students). The campaign has run in iterations over the past two years, increasing its presence and involvement with student volunteers stationed at compost bins. The result is approximately 11,000-20,000 lbs per month of compost from this hall.


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

The result is approximately 11,000-20,000 lbs per month of compost from this hall.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Bike UWM

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

Through a concerted effort of UWM's Chancellor, UWM has consistent programs for biking on/to campus. These efforts included a campus survey, bike mile challenges, Wednesday night rides all summer long, and several UWM riding teams at local events. In 2019, all faculty and staff were given a free 30-Day Bublr Bikeshare trial as part of this effort.


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

The current efforts engage 150 members of the UWM community, primarily staff and faculty. The challenges have engaged 50-75 people per year and the Wednesday night rides regularly have 10-30 participants. In 2017, UWM won our local Town-Gown Showdown Challenge with over 67,000 miles ridden over the season. (Note that student rides are offered regularly through UWM's Outdoor Pursuits)


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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