Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.99
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Boston College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jennifer Foley
Project Manager
IRPA
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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:
Recyclemania

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

Recyclemania: a competition that takes place in the United States and Canada, with 289 universities participating in the northeast and around 40 schools in Massachusetts alone. The competition requires that schools keep track of their waste and the winning schools get national recognition and awards. The program lasts for 8 weeks running from February to April. BC's Office of Sustainability works on this program with BC students and administration. Students from the Office of Sustainability worked on communicating and monitoring the program.


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

In 2018: BC ranked number 13th in Per Capita category and 72nd in the Diversion Rate category in the National Rankings. In the Carnegie Classifications they ranked #1 in the Per Capital category and #9 in Diversion Rate.


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

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

The Energy Games works to challenge students in the freshman dorms to decrease their energy usage over the eight week competition. The goal of this initiative is to encourage green habits in the freshman class and to get people excited about living more sustainably. BC's Office of Sustainability coordinates with student volunteers to educate people on this and oversee it.


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

The 2018 Energy Games ended on March 17th and the winning dorm, Keyes, was awarded an Energy Games trophy and was given the chance to donate the money they saved from conserving energy to a sustainable cause. As one of the interns in the Office for Sustainability said, “changes in small habits can have monumental results.”


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:

- Game Day Recycling Challenge: Recycling campaign at football game(s).
- Volunteer Fair: all student groups, including sustainability-related groups, have tables to recruit members. Groups include Eco Pledge, Real Food. Over 400 students signed up to be members of sustainability related student groups.
- Sustainability Fair: Event held to bring greater awareness to the student body of the various sustainability initiatives that occur on campus.


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