Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.16
Liaison Ellie Perry
Submission Date June 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

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

A brief description of the campaign:

A month-long annual engagement campaign during the month of October to educate students and employees on sustainability. Generally there are weekly tabling events including a carbon cube pledge, presence at the fall career fair on green jobs, a Campus Urban Farm open house event, and the annual Central Plant Trick or Treat tunnel tour/open house.


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

245 people participated in-person for the October 2019 activities.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Race to Reduce Month

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

A month-long annual engagement campaign during the month of March to help encourage students and employees to "Race to Reduce" impacts on the environment through various activities.

This includes the annual spring energy competition in Housing and weekly tabling events. For March 2020, this included weekly cooking demonstration tours at the Farmers Market as well as a brand new "Take the Stairs" campaign hosted Mondays in Welch Hall (CSUDH's largest admin building). During the lunch hour on Mondays, student volunteers stood on the stair landings and provided tickets correlating to various floors. During that hour, anyone who took the stairs could receive a punch card for the number of floors they took and exchange the card for prizes.

While the energy competition and Take the Stairs campaign were cut short due to COVID 19 measures that postponed all programming for the rest of the semester, this was still a successful campaign that will be repeated for the 2021 academic year.


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

The campaign as a whole engaged 138 participants despite the disruption/early postponement.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:

While cancelled this year due to COVID-19 measures, the annual Earth Day Festival at CSUDH regularly engages 2,000+ visitors and campus users every year. This year's festival was shifted to consist of an online bingo game to provide a virtual option for celebrating.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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