Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Carleton University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Campus Conservation Nationals

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest electricity and water reduction competition for colleges and universities in the world. CCN gives a common voice and motivation to hundreds of thousands of students across North America, all working together to reduce consumption and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

CCN is an opportunity to organize students and staff, host educational events, and challenge students and staff to participate in fun events that can have an immediate and lasting impact on your school’s carbon emissions and campus culture. CCN is jointly organized by the U.S. Green Building Council, Lucid, National Wildlife Federation, and Alliance to Save Energy.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

From March 9 to 29 2015, students in residence competed to achieve the greatest percentage reduction in electricity in residence buildings, saving a total of 35,871 kilowatt hours and resulting in the avoidance of 48,769 pounds of CO2 emissions. Overall, this resulted in a 7.2 per cent reduction in electricity use, as compared to the previous year.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Green Workplace Certification (through the Eco Reps Program)

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

The Eco Reps program is a network of staff volunteers with an interest in sustainability issues. Located within different departments across the University, Eco Reps facilitate positive changes in their workplaces and support sustainability practices
across the campus.

The Green Workplace Certification is designed to educate and encourage members of the Carleton community to adopt sustainable practices in their workplaces. The checklist offers action items that promote environmental vitality, human health & well-being, and financial viability. We hope it inspires you to develop creative solutions to sustainability challenges in your workplace.

The program provides recognition of efforts towards sustainability through a workplace certification rating, which can be displayed in your workplace.


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

To date, two of the Eco Reps at Carleton University have qualified their workplace for a Green Workplace Certification, with a third Eco Rep to be awarded soon. Of the two recipients thus far, one earned a gold rating certification and the other a silver rating. Both demonstrated key commitment and progress against a number of sustainability actions and highlight the good work Eco Reps are doing on campus.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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