Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.42
Liaison Janet Purchase
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Fullerton
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Janet Purchase
Utility & Energy Analyst
Capital Projects/Facilities Mgmt.
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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:
"Take Back the Tap" Campaign

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

CSUF has expanded this campaign. From the humble beginnings of students collecting plastic water bottles from the on-campus student residence halls, to displaying them, to Facilities response of installing 74 water refill stations across campus, this campaign has grown exponentially. This has been a very popular project, with students continuing to ask for more refill stations. More and more students are bringing their own reusable bottles and cups to campus and refilling them at the water refill stations.


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

In the campus 2015 STARS report, over 100,000 plastic water bottles were diverted the landfill, which amounts to approximately 1.5 tons of plastic bottles.

The increase in the number of stations (74) and student engagement since then has been remarkable. In this last fiscal year, 12.08 tons of plastic bottles have been diverted from the landfill. This is equivalent to the weight of two African elephants. Since the campus mascot is an elephant, this is easily received by students.

Faculty and staff have also joined in the campaign, based on the results of student usage of the stations.


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 other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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