Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.96
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Case Western Reserve University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Erin Kollar
Assistant Director Sustainability
Office of Energy & Sustainability
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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:
Recyclemania

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

CWRU participates in the inter-university / college RecycleMania Tournament each spring; this is an eight-week competition where students, faculty and staff compete with other campuses to increase on-campus recycling rates.


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

Recycling rates are measured each month for the campus as a whole. During Recyclemania waste sorts, outreach events, resident hall education programs and more are done to refresh the communities recycling knowledge in hopes of maintaining accelerated recycling beyond just the two month contest.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Res Hall Energy Reduction Contest

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

A Campus Energy Challenge was executed for 2 weeks in November, pitting three residential areas of campus against each other to see which area could reduce their energy loads the most. Yard signs, posters, and social media was used to advertise ways that individual students could reduce their personal energy loads. The area of campus that won the competition was rewarded with a CWRU Unplugged event where t-shirts were handed out, and cookout party was hosted with S'mores, a bonfire, and A Cappella entertainment. The energy savings for the competition was calculated to equate to the purchase of 82 Chipotle burritos per day for two weeks.


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

Energy usage was monitored and a decrease of 13 percent was observed across the campus.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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