Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.72
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Services
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Has the institution held a 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 a 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:
Earth Month EcoChallenge

A brief description of the campaign:
CSUCI's sustainability office hosted the Earth Month EcoChallenge in April 2022, inviting all members of the campus community to participate in the month-long challenge to integrate sustainability into their lives. During the 30-day challenge, participants committed to trying and doing new things through education, entertainment, recreation, activism and engagement.

A more sustainable world and healthier planet can’t be done alone. The Earth Month EcoChallenge provided the support and resources to transform behaviors at work, school, and beyond. Participants were entered for a chance to win PRIZES, including native plants from a local nursery and CSUCI reusable swag items.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
Together, participants had a major impact, including:
-- 574 minutes spent learning
-- 105 minutes spent outdoors
-- 57 gallons of water saved
-- 40 meatless meals consumed
-- 41 conversations with people
-- 10 advocacy actions completed
-- 5 hours spent volunteering
and more!

Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Clean Air Day

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Every October, CSUCI's sustainability office celebrates California Clean Air Day with an outreach campaign targeting the entire campus community. The campaign features education about the importance of clean air and information about how to reduce air pollution in our community. Individuals are asked to take the Clean Air Day Pledge, committing to personal action to reduce air pollution.

Students and employees were engaged through social media, newsletter articles, and a campus tree planting event.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
In October 2022, CSUCI had 53 participants take the pledge.
--52 people pledged to reduce vehicle emissions by attending meetings remotely, taking public transit, carpooling, no idling their engine, renting an electric vehicle, and more.

--50 people pledged to "switch it out" by changing home air filters, replacing gas-powered yard tools with electric options, switching to natural cleaning solutions, buying local produce, etc.

--42 people pledged to eat meatless for at least one day.

A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
CSUCI's sustainability office has also partnered with the Commencement Committee to launch the "Know Before You Throw" campaign to address confetti litter on campus. While taking celebratory images, students style up their photos by setting off cannons of confetti, leaving the remains of confetti on the ground. These fragments of plastic have negative effects on the local environment and the image of the campus.

The Know Before You Throw Campaign encourages students to explore options for purchasing natural forms of confetti or crafting their own! This way students can get the photos they imagined while ensuring the campus remains pristine and beautiful! We hope by Fall 2023, to have a university-wide policy banning confetti/glitter at the campus.

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