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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.

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Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 7, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Haywood Community College
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Preston Jacobsen
Sustainability Technician
Academic Services and Work Force Development
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The name of the campaign(s):
RecycleMania

A brief description of the campaign(s):

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week’s reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.
Description provided by recyclemaniacs.org


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

During the ten week competition HCC recycled over 10,000 pounds of paper, cardboard, plastic, and aluminum. The college added over 1,000 pounds of food waste to the compost pile and reused over 500 pounds of salvaged wood products on campus


The website URL for the campaign:

Haywood Community College received the top ranking in the state of North Carolina in the Waste Minimization category in the RecycleMania 2010 competition. In addition, HCC is ranked as number 19 in the nation. Results are posted at www.recyclemania.com or visit the HCC website at www.haywood.edu.

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.