Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Babson College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Asheen Phansey
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at students and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability? :
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at employees and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Name of the campaign:
Zero Waste Challenge

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:

This Challenge started in Fall 2010 (and continued annually) to make students and staff aware of their waste stream. For one week, participants carry around any trash they generated that is not recyclable or compostable in a small plastic bag. The activity gives participants a chance to reflect on their waste-producing habits and see how they compare with national averages. Around 250 students and staff participate every year. It is run by the Sustainability Office.


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

We measure annual participation in the Challenge. Participants also have provided positive feedback about the ZWC's impact on their consumption and waste habits, though measuring that impact is challenging.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Print Reduction Email Campaign

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):

The Sustainability Office works with Business & Financial Services, Canon, and ITSD to compile printing statistics on all faculty, staff, and students. These stats are sent to all individuals on campus to make them more aware of their printing habits, and provides them with baseline norms and tools for lowering printing needs.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Babson has seen regular annual drops in printing rates every semester for the past few years (e.g., 17% reduction year to year for graduate students).


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:

Slash the Trash (move-out donations)
Babson Unplugged (winter break energy conservation program)


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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