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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 Jeff Johnson
Submission Date March 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Miami University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired David Prytherch
Associate Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Department of Geography
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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):

Miami was a founding member of the Recyclemania recycling competition. In recent years Miami has competed in the per capita classic measuring weights of recycleables per capita. We promote the campaign through a variety of media, including via our Eco-Reps program, and measure before and after weights per residence hall and educational building. We conduct regular educational campaigns during the competition, provide updates on leading buildings/halls, and announce and reward the buildings at the end of the competition.


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

Miami University placed 89th of 339 schools competing in the RecycleMania 2012 Tournament’s Per Capita Classic, with 16.45 cumulative pounds recycled per person on campus during the eight-week competition. This was an increase from 96th place (of 363 schools) and 16.1 pounds recycled per person in 2011.


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

In 2013 Miami is participating in the targeted materials - organics division of Recyclemania. This corresponds with the installation of our first organics compactor on campus, which is the heart of our pre- and post-consumer organics collection.

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