Engaging a Campus in Promoting Recyclemania !R. Kaye Johnston 6Years of Peer-to-Peer Engagement in Recycling and Waste Reduction
UMKC is a Public Research University • AASHE STARS Silver Rating 2012 • #13 Recyclemania 2012 in Grand Champion • TOP 50 Cool Schools- 2012 Sierra Club Ranking • Top Sustainable Success Stories 2011 and 2012 by Mid-America Regional Council
Who- Making It Happen • Students- • Environmental & Greek Org • SGA • Faculty- • Class Projects • Spreading Word • Staff- • Time • Budget • Planning
Resources • People- • Students, Staff, Faculty (Volunteers) • Funding- • Mini-Grants • Recyclemania Store, Alcoa Bins, • In-Kind • Staff Time, Budget, Printing, Custodial Serv., University Communications, Media • Service Providers/Vendors • Haulers, Dining Services, Printer • Posters and How To’s, Webinars- • Recyclemania Resources, CURC, KAB
Relationships and Collaborations • Planning • Sustainability Team-140 strong • Interdepartmental- • Communications • Campus Facilities and Building Services • College of A&S- Faculty • Top Administration, Building Liaisons, Fiscal Managers • Service Providers/Vendors- • Sodexo • Deffenbaugh • Cintas
Getting the Word Out • Word of Mouth • Emails • Social Media • Blogs • Newsletters • Posters • Handbills • Sidewalk Art
Common Ways to Promote Recyclemania: Tabling Posters Giveaways Internal Competition Email
Recyclemania UMKC Style:Engage Students, Faculty and Staff Clean Your Files for all Departments Competitions Prizes Awards Student Peer-to-Peer Education Waste Free Wednesdays Giveaways Awareness through Art Use the Classroom Other Events
Clean Your Files for all Departments All Departments are encouraged to participate. Expanded from 1 to 2 to more than a dozen. Each year it grows.
Recycling Support All Departments are offered 2 95-gallon totes that are Delivered and Picked-Up free of charge.
Department Recycling Competitions Bragging Rights Based upon who recycles the most!
Swag and more T-Shirts and Water Bottles are favorites of Staff
Student Peer-to-Peer Education Waste-Less Wednesdays Awareness through Art Classroom Projects Giveaways
Class Projects Education on the importance of Recycling and Waste Reduction
Giveaways For all students who participate; based upon level of participation