Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.69
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Carnegie Mellon University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Barbara Kviz
Environmental Coordinator
Facilities Management 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:
Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge

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

The Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge (formerly the Green Workplace Challenge, or "the GWC") enables organizations to compete in a friendly, yearlong challenge program against peer organizations. Businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities and universities pursuing sustainability goals will find a customizable roadmap in the SP Challenge Master Playbook, which breaks sustainability into its smallest actionable parts, or "actions". Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge launched its 5th year-long competition on January 1, 2018.

Students track campus initiatives and plan activities that will get us points for this contest. This contest provides a structure for us to track our annual environmental actions.


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

Every action makes a difference. That is why every action in the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge is rewarded with points. Each participating organization can accumulate points by completing any of the 250+ actions in the Master Playbook. Actions are divided into seven categories: Social Equity, Energy, Water, Materials Management, Transportation, Air Quality and Engagement. Organizations can choose to focus on a single action category, or adopt a broader strategy incorporating actions from any or all of the seven categories.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Scotty Goes Green Office Certification Program

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

The Scotty Goes Green Program engages Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff in a voluntary, self-guided initiative that promotes a high standard for environmental practices at Carnegie Mellon. The program supports and promotes offices that are taking steps toward reducing their environmental footprint. A series of checklists and tools will guide you through three levels of certification. The program operates through a network of Green Workplace representatives in workplaces across campus.

The goals of the program are to:
*Engage faculty and staff in activities that will help to make CMU a leader in campus sustainability
*Recognize and reward leadership in sustainability
*Educate participants about how and why to take action
*Support the Pittsburgh Climate Action plan
*Further integrate sustainability into campus culture
*Conserve water, save energy, minimize waste and save money
*Promote campus policies that support sustainability


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

Since its launch on Sept 2, 2014 over 700 people signed onto the program within 33 administrative & academic departments.


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:

Carnegie Mellon University has participated annually in RecycleMania for 14 years, to benchmark the university's recycle efforts and educate the students about waste minimization. In 2018, CMU recycled slightly more than 8 lbs per capita. Quantitative results for prior years are available online at https://recyclemania.org/scoreboard/past-results/


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