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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.27
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Butler University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 McKenzie Beverage
Sustainability Coordinator
Biological Sciences
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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?:
No

Name of the campaign:
Trash Audit

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

In April 2014, a student team sifted through trash and determined the percentage of trash present in campus dumpsters was actually recyclable. This procedure was repeated the following April to gage how the university's recycling efforts have improved.


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

"The existence of recyclables in the trash decreased by 38% (600 pounds in 2014 and 374 pounds in 2015). Food waste in the trash decreased by 73% (600 pounds in 2014 and 163 pounds in 2015)."
Data published in "The Butler Connection" April 23, 2015.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Dining Hall Food Waste Composting

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

The university is working with Green With Indy and GreenCycle to compost food waste left over from the dining halls on campus.


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

Composting cuts down on the amount of trash contributed by the university.


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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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.