Project Lead: Rebecca Anderson
BYOM Intern: Morgan Fabian
Sponsor: Environment, Health & Safety
TGIF Grant: $10,000
Project Theme: Waste Reduction
2011 Application Submission
Status: In Progress (2014 Update: This project has been rolled into Refills Not Landfills)
Project Description: This project hopes to reduce the purchase and disposal of single-use coffee cups on campus through a campaign entitled “Bring Your Own Mug”, brought to you by the Campus Environmental Management System Oversight Committee. This project will develop a campus wide monetary incentive program for bringing your own mug, will educate and reach the campus community through events and social media, and have sales and give-aways of tested, purchased BYOM mugs.
Goals: Put between 400-700 BYOM logoed mugs into the hands of campus community members through subsidized sales and free give-aways. Educate the campus about the environmental benefits (i.e. diversion of waste, reduction natural resource use) of BYOM. In 2009, campus sent 5,675 short tons of municipal waste to landfill. This project hopes to reduce this amount as well as assist the campus in achieving its goal of zero waste by 2020. Create a culture of BYOM and monetary incentive program that is used by all campus dining facilities and cafés. Track the decreasing purchase of single-use coffee cups by dining facilities and cafés.
TGIF Blog Posts about BYOM
BYOM Facebook Page
|2012 Project Poster|
Take the BYOM Pledge!
Next Steps: Continue to give away and sell BYOM's and partner with on-campus dining halls and cafe's to provide discounts.
Check out the Google Map below that lists locations of cafes on and near the UC Berkeley campus and their respective BYOM discounts!
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