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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 Gold
Overall Score 67.20
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Macalester College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility 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:

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. Macalester regularly participates in Recyclemania.


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

RecycleMania directly contributed to the creation of a self-sustaining school program that recycles one-sided printed paper as notebooks ("Onesies"). Moreover, Recyclemania led to further recycling collection on campus which worked in hand with the efforts of the campus Zero Waste committee.


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

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

A composting program started in 2013 and the Sustainability Office and Facilities Services developed signage, events, and email information on how and why to compost.


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

The amount of composting is continually increasing on the campus.


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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