Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.57
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2017
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STARS v2.1

California Polytechnic State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kylee Singh
Sustainability Coordinator
Energy Utilities and Sustainability
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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:
iRideshare

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

Working with San Luis Obispo's Coalition of Governments's Rideshare office, Cal Poly’s Commuter Services Coordinator manages the irideshare.org website that matches students and staff interested in carpool groups, tracks modes of travel documented, and provide incentives to staff and faculty who are recording alternative modes of travel to and from campus (vanpool, carpool, bus, walk, bike, run, electric scooter/vehicle).


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

Since the 2005/06 academic year Cal Poly parking permit sales for staff and faculty has dropped from 0.38 permits per capita (8100 permits sold) to 0.18 permits per capita (4358 permits sold) in 2014/15 academic year.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Bike to Work and Bike to School Day

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

Out of over 4,000 campus community members surveyed for the Poly Climate Action Plan, 15% said they commute to campus via bicycle. Through programs such as National Bike Month in May, Bike to School Day, and Bike to Work day, the Cal Poly Commuter Services Coordinator was able to craft outreach opportunities to encourage and elevate the importance of biking to campus with plans to grow these efforts in the coming year.


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

In 2005/06 there were a total of 2,100 bike racks on campus, over the years due to increased demand bike rack spaces have been increased to a total of 7,291 spaces.


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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