iSEE planned a series of events throughout October to celebrate Campus Sustainability Month.
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Campus Sustainability Month - Waste Reduction Challenge (Completed)
Good morning! First, we would like to congratulate you on completing the second annual Waste Reduction Challenge. You should be extremely proud of yourself for your dedication to tracking waste, whether it was all four weeks or just one.
Decrease Wasteful Practices through Behavior Change
- Annual International Sustainable Electronics Competition
- Campus Sustainability Month - Waste Reduction Challenge
- Campuswide Zero Waste events
- Plastic Free Challenge
- Project Paplet
- Reusable Containers
- Skip the Bag Campaign
- Student Composter/Recycler Certification
- Water Bottle Survey
- Water Fountain Retrofit
- Zero Waste Messaging Campaign
The average individual generates around 6 pounds of waste per day, and about 40% of all waste is in the form of food. Each person disposes of approximately a ton of waste per year. Yikes! Thank you for taking the first step to being more conscious of your personal waste output. Your actions matter. You are helping to combat climate change and to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills. We have the power to make a change.
As part of Campus Sustainability Month in October 2020, iSEE is starting a campuswide waste reduction challenge. By registering to participate, participants will receive a weekly grid to fill out with the items that you throw in the garbage each day; for example, food, single-use disposable items, paper, and plastics. A point system will be used for you to keep track of your waste. The goal is to earn as few points as possible. There is also the opportunity to subtract points for positive actions. These actions will result in a subtraction from your weekly total. At the end of each week, upload the grid and reflection to the weekly Google Form.