Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.40
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Brandeis University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Lea Lupkin
Interim Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
Certified Green Room, Recycling Grades, Weigh Your Waste Challenge, Energize Brandeis, Give + Go

A brief description of the campaign(s):

Certified Green Room - Up to 30% of the student resident population participates in this campaign each year. This is a year-round campaign held each year.

Recycling Grades - Eco Reps "grade" their quad's performance in recycling and encourages improvements to recycling practices. This is a year-round campaign held each year.

Weigh Your Waste Challenge - For the first time in November 2012, we held a competition to encourage waste reduction by having students carry their waste in a bag for a full week.

Energize Brandeis - Multiple versions of building energy competitions have occured over the years, the most recent was March 2012 as part of the Campus Conservation Nationals. The competition has evolved over time from just first year students for a number of years to the whole campus in 2008-2009 to just older students in 2010-2011. In 2009-2010 we also focused on heating use reduction and last year gave away snuggies as part of the "Heat is On" campaign.

Give+Go - This is a huge campaign to reduce waste during move-out each year in all resident quads.

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

Certified Green Room - Engage 500-100 students each year in committing to 15 sustainability actions.
Recycling Grades - At least 1000 resident students are exposed to awareness of their recycling practices every year on a weekly or monthly basis.
Weigh Your Waste Challenge - Engages at least 20 people in reducing their waste for a week.
Energize Brandeis - Reduce resident hall energy consumption.
Give + Go - We donate at least 5-6 vans full of clothes, food, and other items to local shelters or donation facilities. We resell 2-3 PODS full of housewares and appliances.

The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:
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