Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.22
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date July 25, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-Stout
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Leann Fay
STARS Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):

A brief description of the campaign(s):

UW-Stout participates in RecycleMania, a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling. With each week’s updated ranking, participating schools follow their performance against other colleges and use the results to rally their campus to reduce and recycle more.

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

In 2012, Stout was ranked 202 out of 265 colleges throughout the United States with a recycling rate of 21%. Out of all the UW colleges, Stout came in between UW-Eau Claire at a rate of 19.15% and UW-Whitewater who had a recycling rate of 26.99%.

In 2013, Stout ranked 115 out of 273 colleges throughout the United States with a recycling rate of 30.60%. Stout placed 5th of all UW schools and 2nd of UW schools that record actual weights.

The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:

Information from the Sustainability Office

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