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Overall Score 51.68
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2019
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Baldwin Wallace University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
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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? :

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?:

Name of the campaign:
"Bee Well" Faculty Staff Wellness Campaign

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:
The "Bee Well" Faculty Staff Wellness Campaign encourages employees to to live optimally through encouraging physical health, exercise, nutrition, and integration of the mind, body and spirit. Employees are encouraged to attend specific events, take on various health-related challenges, and engage in wellness courses on campus.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
Through encouraging this lifestyle, employees are driven towards living more more sustainable lifestyle contributing towards the bettering of their own health as well as the health of the earth. The campaign assures that employees are given the resources needed to live well and engage in various sustainable and wellness related events on campus.

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

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):
Recyclemania is an eight-week competition that colleges and universities, like Baldwin Wallace University, can participate in to promote waste reduction activities within the campus community. BW has been involved in the Recyclemania program since 2010 and the program continues to grow on campus each year.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
According to the Recyclemania official website, the competition is measured by colleges reporting the amount of recycled trash that was collected at the institution every week. Colleges are then ranked in different categories based on which school recycles the most on a per capita basis. BW is typically ranked 50th to 70th out of the more than 1000 schools that participate.

Director of Residence Life, Robin Gagnow, decided to implement the Recyclemania program at BW. As a member of the sustainability committee since 2008, Gagnow wanted to encourage students to become more sustainable.

“I liked the Recyclemania program because it was national and very organized. The program provides printable logos and downloadable flyers. I thought joining the Recyclemania program was better than starting a program from scratch.” said Gagnow.

Hall director, James Workman, hopes for BW to improve their ranking in the competition this year and even move into the Top 25. Workman says that BW’s past rankings have been encouraging and show that BW is a sustainable campus.

“This program is important, because it shows everyone on campus that we are capable of becoming more sustainable.” said Workman.

Aside from placing in the Top 25, both Workman and Robin Gagnow have other goals to grow awareness of the program on campus.

This year, advertisements and flyers can be seen around residence halls promoting the Recyclemania event. There are also digital displays around campus and BW’s rankings in the Recyclemania program will be posted throughout residence halls once the first set of rankings are released. The easiest way for BW students to become involved with the Recyclemania program is to simply recycle. However, there is a group of students called the “RA Eco Reps”, whose job is to organize programs that promote sustainability and conversation. Workman says that the RA Eco Reps have helped encourage students at BW to participate in Recyclemania.

While the Recyclemania competition has commenced for 2018, Gagnow and Workman are already looking forward to improving the Recyclemania competition for next year. Gagnow would like to partner with BW’s student government and their sustainability committee. Gagnow would also like to get more faculty members involved with Recyclemania.

“I would like to see the entire campus community become involved with Recyclemania rather than just the residence halls.” said Gagnow.

The Recyclemania competition will be continuing until April on the BW campus.

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:
Baldwin Wallace University has just launched three new Sustainability initaitives. Two are aimed at students and one at staff, students, and faculty. These include:
(1) STUDENT CAMPAIGN: Baldwin Wallace University Office Of Residence Life Green Room Certification Program

The Residence Life Green Room Certification is used to give recognition to students living a sustainable lifestyle on campus. There are three levels that increase in difficulty and points. By scoring all the actions that apply to you and your room you can reach Silver, Gold or Platinum certification (Gold and Platinum required a visit from Office of Residence Life) and receive increasing levels of acknowledgment. Supported by the Residence Life Eco Reps and the BW Sustainability Committee.

Silver Certification (at least 75 points): Certificate to post near your door.
Gold Certification (at least 150 points): The above plus a coupon to the Cyber cafe.
Platinum Certification (at least 220 points): All of the above plus a water bottle.

1. I use Construction Electrial Products (CEP) fluorescent light bulbs in my room/apartment - 2 pts
2. I put my computer/tablet on sleep mode when not in use - 2 pts
3. I use reusable water bottles - 3 pts
4. I use reusable coffee cups - 3 pts
5. I practice regular recycling habits in my room and around campus - 5 pts
6. I turn the water off while I am brushing my teeth - 3 pts
7 . I only do full loads of laundry - 2 pts
8. My roommates and I share one television - 3 pts
9. My roommates and I share one refrigerator - 4 pts
10. I use the compost bins around campus and in the dining hall - 2 pts
11. I use double-sided printing in my room and/or on campus computers - 2 pts
12. I have reusable containers from Dining Services - 1 pt for each containter
13. I don't use a tray when eating in the dining rooms on campus - 2 pts
14. I regularly use reusable bags when I shop - 3 pts
15. I have reduced my meat consumption to once per day - 4 pts
16. I turn off the lights when I leave a room/apartment - 2 pts
17. I purchase Energy Star certified products - 3 pts
18. I do not buy bottled water - 10 pts
19. I use natural lighting when I can - 6 pts
20. I do not use decorative holiday lights - 6 pts
21. I unplug my devices from the wall socket when not in use or fully charged - 8 pts
22. I do not take showers that last longer than 8-10 minutes - 10 pts
23. I wash my clothes using cold water - 7 pts
24. I make an effort to buy locally grown foods - 9 pts
25. I have attended a SEA club meeting - 7 pts
26. I donate unwanted items or swap them with friends - 10 pts
27. I only eat meat 2-3 times a week - 7 pts
28. I avoid eating with disposable items (utensils, plates, cups, etc.) - 7 pts
29. I shop at thrift stores - 7 pts
30. I have a bike/skateboard and regularly use it as my transportation - 8 pts
31. I use shuttles or buses as my primary mode of transportation - 8 pts
32. I turn my computer all the way off when I am not using it - 12 pts
33. I line dry my clothes whenever it is possible - 17 pts
34. I do not have a car with me at school - 16 pts
35. I am vegetarian or vegan - 18 pts
36. I have contacted my legislature (email, phone call, letter, ect.) about making a change to improve my city/state's environmental behaviors - 20 pts

(2) STUDENT CAMPAIGN: The Baldwin Wallace University Green Pledge adapted from a similar pledge by Tufts University: "I pledge to help Baldwin Wallace University reduce its carbon footprint and achieve its sustainability goals by taking the following actions. Check as many as you can commit to."

Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

I. I commit to do the following to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions:

(1) Set the "sleep" mode on my computer and monitor
(2) Turn off lights when I don't need them
(3) Unplug chargers or use power strips
(4) Use CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps)
(5) Wash clothes in cold water using the Delicates cycle
(6) Walk, bike, or use mass transit
(7) Take the stairs instead of the elevator
(8) Close my windows during the winter and adjust the heating vent to regulate temperature
(9) Other

II. Food
I commit to do the following to reduce energy and waste related to food:
(1) Choose local and seasonal produce
(2) Buy organic
(3) Eat less meat
(4) Take only as much food as I will eat
(5) Other

III. Water
I commit to do the following to conserve water:
(1) Drink filtered tap water
(2) Turn off the water while brushing my teeth
(3) Take shorter showers (no more than 10 minutes)
(4) Other

IV. Waste and Pollution
I commit to do the following to reduce the amount of waste and pollution I produce:
(1) Use reusable water bottled and coffee mugs
(2) Print double sided
(3) Use a reusable tote bag
(4) Be thrifty (shop at thrift and used item stores)
(5) Recycle correctly (recycle the material I can and throw out the material I can't)
(6) Recycle electronic waste and batteries at the appropriate locations (talk to a Green Rep to find out where)
(7) Press "no" for ATM and gas station receipts
(8) Other

V. Advocacy
I commit to do the following to learn more about carbon footprints and advocate doing so to others:
(1) Attend a Residence Life Eco-Rep program in my hall
(2) Check out the RA sustainability bulletin board in my hall
(3) Talk to a Residence Life Eco-Rep about how to be more sustainable
(4) Talk to my friends, classmates, and coworkers about this Green Pledge
(5) Other

VI. Your Ideas
Please include any ideas you have that are not listed above or do not fit the categories above!


(3) (1) STAFF/FACULTY/STUDENT CAMPAIGN: The Baldwin Wallace University Green Office Space Certification Program: The BW Green Office Certification program has the following goals: (1) To raise awareness of everyday sustainability, (2) educate ourselves and those around us about good sustainability practices, and (3) provide measureable guidelines for greening our office environments. Supported by the Eco Reps and BW Sustainability Committee. Please select all actions that you pledge to follow during this academic year. The categories are:

20+ = Platinum
15+ = Gold
10+ = Silver

Offices that achieve any level of certification will:
1.1 Turn off the lights in unoccupied rooms and at the end of the day.
1.2 We have prompts posted on or next to our light switches that remind people to turn off the lights when they exit a room.
1.3 We have enabled energy saving modes (standby or hibernate) on our computers, and we turn off both computers and monitors at night.
1.4 Eliminate the use of single-use printers and utilize network printers and copiers as best we can.
1.5 We use power strips as central turn-off points at all of our individual workstations and switch them off each night.
1.6 We conserve water in our office by not running the faucet for extended periods (e.g. when washing hands or dishes), and we have prompts posted next to the faucets in our bathroom and kitchen (if we have one) reminding people to turn off the water. We report all water leaks or dripping faucets to B&G in a timely manner.
1.7 Use the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible, unless health or mobility challenges exists.
1.8 Report problems with heating and cooling in your area by contacting Building and Grounds as needed.
1.9 We use compact fluorescent lights bulbs (CFLs) or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs in auxiliary lighting that I own or can control in your office space
1.10 We open shades or curtains to utilize natural light during the day, instead of more artificial lighting, and close them at the end of workday (when it is possible).
1.11 The office printers and copiers default to double-sided and black and white.
1.12 The office recycles all printer and toner cartridges
1.13 The office offers battery recycling in a convenient location or donate to local charity.
1.14 Use scrap paper for note taking, rough drafts, or working copies of documents.
1.15 Do not provide Styrofoam cups to employees or guest.
1.16 We use environmentally preferable dishwashing soap.
1.17 The office staff doesn’t use portable space heaters
1.18 Use reusable inter-office instead of regular envelopes whenever possible
1.19 We encourage office staff to bring their own reusable mugs and cups to use during the day and for office events.
1.20 We purchase office supplies such as coffee, sugar, creamer, salt, pepper and other condiments in multi-serving containers rather than in single serving packages.
1.21 Purchase organic and/or fair trade coffee and tea for the office
1.22 We encourage office staff to walk to events and meeting across campus (weather permitting and the health of the employee’s).
1.23 We encourage office staff to car-pool, walk, bike or take public transportation to work if possible.
1.24 We have mix-recycling containers in our office and use them consistently.
1.25 We separate all paper waste and place it in the appropriate blue containers.
1.26 We provide a compost receptacle container for food waste (banana or orange peels, etc…).
1.27 We have a discussion in our office or building at least once a year on how to be more sustainable.
1.28 Our office does not regularly purchase bottled or delivered drinking water for daily use.
1.29 Our office regularly use reusable bags instead of plastic bags.
1.30 We regular share office supplies (i.e. staplers, scissors, tape) whenever possible.

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