Project Leads: Shannon Davis, Kristen Klein, Hanna Miller, Lin King
Sponsor: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services
TGIF Grant: $25,456
Project Theme: Waste Reduction
Project Description: SPROUTS, or “Student Projects Redefining Our University’s Trash, Sustainably,” will create a waste education and outreach team focused on hosting events, promoting education campaigns, working with Overstock and Surplus, and teaching a standardized campus waste audit.
Project Goals: By creating an education and outreach team (SPROUTS), students are shown to be willing to take the steps necessary to reach the campus goal of zero waste by 2020. SPROUTS will overcome waste stream challenges by educating students, improving existing recycling programs, changing student behavior, reducing contamination, maximizing waste diversion, and integrating zero waste principles into the campus culture.