Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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:

The campus Recyclemania campaign each year includes posters in all dining halls, residential and academic buildings. Emails are sent to student lists reminding them of campus recycling rules and the Recyclemania contest dates. Community Advisors, and sustainability run recycling games, and contests for promotions.


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

UW Oshkosh completed the 2015 Recyclemania with a Grand Champion Rating of 35 out or 232, and were 1st in State for food diversion.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Single Stream-Recylcing

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

When the City of Oshkosh switched to single-stream recycling last year, interns in the Office of Sustainability launched a campus-wide educational campaign. New bins and lids were redistributed throughout campus to ensure there was a recycling bin next to each garbage can. A poster was created with information on what was and wasn't recyclable and placed above each bin. Emails were sent to all students, staff, and faculty informing them of the change, and social media was utilized to spread the word and a video of the new waste management process.

During the summer of 2016, recycling programs were also included into the Titan Stadium complex to accommodate mixed recyclables for single stream recycling but also pizza boxes for the campus biodigester.


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

Recycling has increased throughout campus now that they do not need to be separated out. Less contaminates have ended up in the recycling bins.


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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