Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 16, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Bates College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:
Waste Audit, Trashion Show, Recycling Awareness Campaign

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

We conducted a waste audit of our trash and recycling stream on our quad. It helped us both get data on our waste stream, as well as making public the enormous amount of trash that we generate. I think it was successful on both fronts, and a good way to subtly raise awareness. We reached out in other ways - media and events. Our annual trashion show has complemented our waste awareness campaign, as well as our No Waste November events, which concludes with the Trashion Show and a zero-waste dinner, where we see waste diversion rates in excess of 90%.


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

We were able to see a measurable increase in our recycling rates, an uptick of 4% campus-wide. Our dining hall has now achieved an annual diversion rate of over 80%, between increased recycling efforts, compost, and pig farming scraps.


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

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

The Green Office Certification program recognizes departments who commit to sustainable policies and practices.


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

This initiative has been a good way to increase staff and student awareness of green practices available to them on campus. Surveys taken throughout the process showed an increase in awareness surrounding building energy efficiency awareness.


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:
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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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