Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.79
Liaison William Ghrist
Submission Date May 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Washtenaw Community College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Bill Ghrist
Manager of Energy and System Integration
Energy Services
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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 2017

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

WCC participates in national challenge program to encourage waste diversion to the recycling program. The competition is 8 weeks long. The message is put out the both students and staff via flyers, websites, e-mails. We track the amount recycled material and reduction of waste to landfill.


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

Students and staff are made aware of the positive impact that WCC makes to improve the environment. We hear this in the feedback we receive during Student Welcome day and the Earth Day event held on campus. The positive impact of the campaign is also reflected in the numbers from RecycleMania at https://recyclesearch.com/profile/recyclemania/report/330?node_id=&competition_category=rmania_participate_waste_min&group_by=rank&pds_kgs=lbs&generate=1


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Holiday Break Refrigerator Shut Down

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

Every year the campus shuts down for approximate 11 days. With no staff on campus there is not a need to operate the residential type refrigerators in various departments.We broadcast multiple e-mails letting everyone know to clean out their community refrigerator and Facilities staff will prep the units and shuts off the power. We do the same for many of the commercial units as well. Lastly, we shut down the majority of the soda pop machine during the same period.


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

We reduce the electricity conumsption and have an opportunity to clean refrigerators. The down time also saves wear and tear on the units.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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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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