Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.13
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Auburn University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Michael Kensler
Director Sustainability Operations
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):

A brief description of the campaign(s):

Sustain-A-Bowl is a month-long campaign involving 4000+ students living on campus in residence halls. Sustain-A-Bowl stresses energy and water conservation and other sustainability related behaviors. The campaign is a competition in that residence halls compete with each other to determine who can save the most energy and water. Sustain-A-Bowl also emphasizes the concept of community, in that students are working together as a residence life community to do what they can to improve their campus community by responsible use and conservation of resources. Each year, three winners are selected, one in each of the residential hall areas of campus. An overall winner is also acknowledged and treated to a winner's party.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):

In 2012, the goal was for each residence hall to achieve a minimum 10% reduction in energy and water use. All halls achieved a reduction in energy use, and 23 out of 30 halls reached the 10% reduction goal. 22 halls achieved the 10% water use reduction goal. As a result of conservation measures undertaken by students over the 4 years of Sustain-A-Bowl, more than $36,000 has been saved by reduced energy and water consumption.

The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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