Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 42.65
Liaison Jillian Buckholz
Submission Date April 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, East Bay
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Jillian Buckholz
Director of Sustainability
Academic Affairs
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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?:
No

Name of the campaign:
Free Fest

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

Free Fest is a collaboration between Housing and the Office of Sustainability. It is an annual campaign that targets move-out waste in the residence halls. Each year during move-out week, students donate unwanted items to a free on-campus 'thrift store' where other students can take any items that they want. At the end of Free Fest, all remaining items are donated to charity.

Accepted items during Free Fest include clothing, electronics, cleaning supplies, kitchenware, books, and office supplies. Approximately 20 students are hired to educate in the residence halls about Free Fest and to help with collecting and organizing items.


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

Free Fest Spring 2018: 11,374 items were received and distributed.
5733 items were donated to Salvation Army
5641 items were reused by the campus


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:

Weigh the Waste
Weigh the Waste is a project created in the 2015-2016 academic year that targets food waste in the dining commons. The goal of Weigh the Waste is to raise awareness about food waste and to decrease the amount of food waste that is going to the landfill instead of to a composting facility. A waste audit of the dining commons was first conducted, and following the waste audit students conducted an education campign in the dining commons during lunch and dinner where plates were weighed before any remaining food was discarded. Then a second waste audit was conducted to determine the impact of the education campaign.


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