Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.72
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Black Hills State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Katie Greer
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

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

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Sustainability Contest

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

In 2012, BHSU held a competition for students to introduce a new sustainability-minded program on campus. To be considered, proposals needed include two aspects — an educational component and practical implementation of a campus change. The winner would be awarded $2500 to implement the program.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

The winner of the contest was the Lisa Bike program. The program was awarded grant money from the Sustainability Committee to purchase six bikes – three men’s and three women’s bikes. The six bikes are now leased out to students at a semester or year basis, affecting up to 12 students each year. Additional funds were used to install a free bike maintenance station at the student union which is available to the entire campus students, faculty and staff.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
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The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Plant a Seed

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

Student Ambassadors and the Student Senate worked together to connect students dining at the campus dining hall to their food's origin. Part of student's entrance to the dining hall, The Hive, during Earth Day 2013 was to plant a seed. Those seeds went to a greenhouse to germinate and then were planted in our campus garden.


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

676 students, faculty, and staff had lunch at The Hive during the two-day campaign, resulting in the same number of seeds planted. The produce grown from these seeds became food at the Hive later that year.


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