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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Keith Muhlestein
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2012
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STARS v1.0

University of Texas at San Antonio
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rich Garza
Environmental & Construction Safety Manager
Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management
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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):

The Recyclemania competition is a trademarked program of the Recyclemania Steering Committee in coordination with the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC). Program management for RecycleMania is provided by Keep America Beautiful in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WasteWise program. Recyclemania promotes friendly competition among colleges and universities throughout the USA to show the rest of the country how serious we are about preserving our environment.

In 2011, over 630 colleges and universities, including UTSA, participated in Recyclemania in different categories. The competition was based on the amount of material recycled and composted during an eight week period between February 6 and April 2, 2011.

UTSA Recyclemania efforts were managed by the UTSA Office of Environment Health, Safety and Risk Management, which also manages recycling campus-wide and encourages all members of the campus community to help achieve a greener environment by recycling in the workplace.


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

In the 2011 Recyclemania competition, UTSA placed 103rd out of a total of 363 schools participating in the "Gorilla Prize Competition" category. During the 8-week period, a total of 188,184 pounds (94.1 tons) of material were recycled. This represents a 36.4% increase form the previous year.


The website URL for the campaign:

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.