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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 Eric Boles
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carlos Ochoa
Director
Office for Sustainability
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
RecycleMania RSO Competition, e-Waste Drive, RecycleMania Book Drive, Campus Conservation Nationals

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

RecycleMania RSO Competition
The University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability (OFS) hosted a four-week recycling competition between registered student organizations (RSOs) starting February 4th, 2013, as a part of RecycleMania 2013 to increase recycling rates and student involvement in sustainability efforts on the University of Arkansas campus. Participating RSOs collected white paper, mixed paper, plastic bottles, glass bottles, steel cans, and Styrofoam.

e-Waste Drive
The e-waste drive, as part of Recyclemania 2013, was an intercollegiate competition designed to reduce waste and increase recycling on college campuses. Electronic waste collected by students was processed by eSCO Recycling and processing, an e-steward and R2 certified facility.

RecycleMania Book Drive
The University of Arkansas Bookstore and the Office for Campus Sustainability partnered on a 3 week book-drive for the RecycleMania 2013.
All of the books were donated to Better World Books, a for-profit organization that promotes literacy and carbon sequestration projects around the globe. All books will be either sold on Better World Book’s website (with a percentage of the proceeds going to the National Center for Family Literacy), donated directly to a literacy campaign or recycled. Better World Books will donate a certain percentage of the money received for the sale of the books to planting trees. 100% of all the books donated will be reused or recycled!
http://sustainability.uark.edu/bookdrive.php

Campus Conservation Nationals
The University of Arkansas hosted a 3 week competition to reduce energy and water use between campus residence halls from April 1, 2013.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

RecycleMania RSO Competition
17 RSOs signed up to participate, and altogether they collected over 4 tons of recyclables (more than 8,000 pounds).

e-Waste Drive
At the end of the drive, we had collected 8 computer monitors, one TV, fifteen computer towers, a microwave and many other small electronics to be disposed of responsibly by eSCO Recycling, and processing, an e-steward and R2 certified facility.

RecycleMania Book Drive
We surpassed our goal of 500 lbs, reaching 577.6 lbs total. According to the environmental metrics report compiled by Better World Books, 191 books were recycled or reused, 624 kwh saved, and 404 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions avoided.

Campus Conservation Nationals
Between April 1-April 21, 2013 students in the University of Arkansas residence halls reduced electrical consumption by 14.6% relative to a 2012 baseline. That equates to the prevention of 107,579 pounds of CO2 and 84,046 kWh. The estimated financial savings is $6,205, which can be deducted from a similar amount of the determined Housing FY 2012 utility bill of $1.9 million. 150 residents committed to conserving energy by practicing at least one specific conservation act. 60 hours of volunteer work was completed.


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