FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrea Huggins
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
September 21, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA) – 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo Platinum Sponsor Kimberly-Clark Professional* has announced 20 Sustainable Campus Competition LIVE! semi-finalists. Semi-finalists continue to compete for $50,000 toward a campus sustainability project. Semi-finalists are:
- Clarkson’s University’s “Reducing resource consumption in student housing through feedback and motivation.”
- Concordia University’s “The Dish Project.”
- Everett Community College’s “Energy Education Project.”
- Georgia Institute of Technology’s “Urban Agriculture Greenhouse and Composting Initiative.”
- Howard University’s “Composting Initiative.”
- Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and Butler University’s “University Collaboration to Scale Food Waste Collection on Campus and in the Community.”
- Johnson County Community College’s “Zero Waste to Landfill Compost Expansion.”
- Luther College’s “Electricity Metering at the Residence Hall Room Level: An Integrative Approach to Electricity Consumption Reductions.”
- Mills College’s “Farm-to-Fork-to-Farm.”
- NC State University’s “Zero Waste Workplace Expansion.”
- North Lake College’s “Project Matrix: Sustainability Education, Operations and Reinvestment Platform.”
- Northern Arizona University’s “Incorporation of Phase Change Material to dramatically reduce fossil energy use.”
- Oberlin College’s “Local Composting Solution,” and “Visualizing Whole-Campus GHGs: Effecting Behavior Change with Real-time Feedback.”
- Pacific University’s “Food Waste and Climate Change–An integrated Solution.”
- Purdue University’s “Recovery of Water, Energy and Nutrients from Municipal Wastewater to Support Urban Agriculture.”
- State University of New York at Geneseo’s “Comprehensive Composting Project.”
- State University of New York at New Paltz’s “Does the USGBC’s LEED Framework Lead to Climate-Friendly Buildings? A Study of Thermal and Electrical Energy Usage of New LEED Buildings at SUNY New Paltz.”
- UCLA’s “Water Innovation at UCLA Recreation.”
- University of Washington’s “Digital Bins: An Animated Waste Installation.”
“We are very happy to work with AASHE to provide an opportunity for an institution to receive $50,000 toward a sustainability project on their campus. This competition and its grand prize could change the course of sustainability efforts for one institution, and I can’t wait to see who wins,” said Ben Jarrett, North America Sustainability Leader at Kimberly-Clark Professional*.
226 entrants submitted their best idea in 500 words or less about a campus initiative that is related to energy, waste, food, water or climate change. From there, 20 semi-finalists submitted a 2-minute video and 1-page financial overview of their project. Three finalists will be selected to present their project in front of a panel of judges and a live audience at the 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo.
The grand prize winner of $50,000 will be selected on stage during the AASHE Conference & Expo on October 10, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. For complete contest details, visit the AASHE website.
About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
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