Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.65
Liaison Leslie Raucher
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Barnard College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00
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Has the institution held a 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 a 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:
Give & Go Green

A brief description of the campaign:

In the spring of 2019, the Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with students, lead a campaign to reduce the amount of items sent to landfill during move out and to create a circular economy with those items. Student workers collected the discarded and donated items during move-out, including clothes, fridges, books, dorm goods, in a program called Give and Go Green. These gently used items, previously destined for landfill, were sorted and either donated or stored over the summer. Items that were not kept were donated to Wearable Collections, Good Will, Riverside Church, Grad Bag, and other local non-for profit agencies. The items stored were resold to incoming students in the fall at reduced prices at the Green Sale during Fall 2019 move-in. At the Green Sale, students are able to learn through experience and materials provided about the benefits of buying used and limiting their consumption.


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

The campaign successfully reached students as we were able to collect enough items to donate to our partners as well as fill three 22 ft trucks of items slated to return to campus that otherwise would have been discarded by students moving out. The green sale at move in was able to generate $8745 in sales of used items.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Employee Organics Collection

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

In December of 2017 we first piloted office suite organics collection. Information about the program was sent to all offices and they could choose to opt-in to the program. Our pilot is now an official program which has steadily grown to include 26 offices who continuously participate. The delivery of each bin includes an education session about how to properly use the bin and the benefits of keeping organics out of the landfill. We are continuously engaging with new departments to bring them into the program.


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

We measure impact in this campaign based upon number of offices who continuously participate. By having 26 offices participate, 26 departments have learned about the befits of keeping organics out of the landfill. We also know based upon follow up surveys that the habits formed in the offices have spread to employees households.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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