Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 39.53
Liaison Ellie Perry
Submission Date July 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Dominguez Hills
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Ellie Perry
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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:
October Sustainability Month

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

A month-long tabling campaign to educate students and employees on sustainability. Week 1 involved collecting pledges from the campus community on actions that would reduce their carbon footprint. Week 2 was a greening of an existing career fair where students could wear "I Love Green Jobs" stickers in hopes of networking with green employers. Week 3 was a tabling station where students could learn more about native plants and make native plant DIY seed bombs out of recycled paper. There was also a Day of Service in the campus native gardens that week to perform weeding and pruning maintenance. Week 4 was an educational quiz tabling where students could answer questions on energy, water, and recycling. Week 5 consisted of an Open House event/trick or treat tour of the energy features of the Central Plant where 90% of the heating and cooling on campus is supplied.


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

Week 1 engaged 101 people, Week 2 engaged 38 students, Week 3 engaged 50 people at the tabling event and 63 volunteers at the Day of Service, Week 4 engaged 61 people, and Week 5 engaged 91 people for a total of 404 people over the course of the month.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Race to Reduce Month

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

Week 1 was a recycling sort activity table to engage the campus in recycling habits.
Week 2 was a photobooth pledge activity where participants could write down their pledge to save water or eat earth-friendly foods and take a selfie with it at the photobooth.
Week 3 was an open-house bike blender activity where students could pedal the bike-powered blender in exchange for free smoothies and learning about the importance of saving energy.


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

The campaign as a whole engaged 220 participants.
There was also a simultaneous energy competition in Housing during this same time frame which saved 373 kWh, and 64 therms. An additional 42 people registered for the competition.


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:

The annual Earth Day Festival at CSUDH regularly engages 2,000+ visitors and campus users every year. This year was the 11th year of this ongoing event.


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

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