Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.58
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date April 26, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Boston University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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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):
Join the Challenge

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

Boston University created “Join the Challenge” to engage all students, faculty, staff, and alumni in a competition to reduce their environmental footprints. Join the Challenge is a pledge where community members are asked to use a reusable travel mug or an LED light bulb, which is provided to them free of charge by sustainability@BU.


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

Since the inception of "Join the Challenge" in 2010, we have been able to engage over 17,000 participants in the BU community in behavioral change activities. The campaign is open to all members of the community who can accept as many challenges as they want in order to reduce their carbon footprint. We have engaged over 1,100 participants in the BU community in behavioral change activities since the program was relaunched with the sustainability@BU app at the Sustainability Festivals in September 2016.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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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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The website address to the "Join the Challenge Campaign" now links users to the most updated version of the campaign, which is a new app for sustainability@BU.

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