Philadelphia University: How an engagement goal was exceeded on campus
MilkCrate for Communities launched a pilot with Philadelphia University, a private college located in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA, in November 2016. Pre-launch, the university already had several sustainability initiatives in place: a tray-free dining hall, host of recycling programs, and local produce and campus gardens. MilkCrate for Communities added to these other campus initiatives.
“A lot of students don’t necessarily know about the resources,” Tim Butler, associate dean of students at Philadelphia University, said. “MilkCrate for Communities provides that and help students make better decisions.”
The pilot engaged a subset of the student population and reached 120% of the initial user-engagement goal. The user-friendly app engaged students in social and environmental actions like acting on their civic duties and voting in the 2016 election, signing up for services like CSAs, and opting to bike or walk to class or work, rather than driving.
The campus-wide program launched Spring 2017.
Philadelphia University students can download the app here.
How did MilkCrate engage students to take part?
MilkCrate is a great way to not only see what you HAVE accomplished and how you are making a difference, but it also gives you new ideas and incentives for further sustainability success.