Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.50
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 17, 2019
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Central Washington University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Susan Kaspari
Associate Professor
Geological Sciences
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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:
Sustainability Cafes - 2017-2018

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

An interactive cafe to explore the future of sustainability at Central Washington University. Students, staff, faculty and administration were invited to discuss the future of sustainability at CWU.


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

The first Sustainability Cafe in November 2018 was an important step to anchor sustainability as a vital core function of Central Washington University. Eighty participants met during the first cafe, and organized around six sustainability related projects. Impacts resulting from the cafes included development of a sustainability website, creation of a sustainability map, development of a sustainability certificate that will begin being offered in Fall 2019, and initiation of sustainability related topics during student orientation. Four Cafes were held during the 2017-2018 academic year.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Sustainability Cafes 2018-2019

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

The Cafes during the 2018-2019 targeted 8 topics as identified on the CWU sustainability website: https://www.cwu.edu/sustainability/sustainability-cafes


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

Work is still in progress. Outcomes will be known by June 2019.


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:

Central Washington University's Earth Week and has been actively running for the past 10 years. The third week of April is dedicated to the environment locally and globally. Activities at CWU include the Olmstead Spring Cleanup, Mt. Stuart ElemenTree, Green Thumb Ganges, and the long-running Yakima River Cleanup. All of these events show concern for the environment and allow like-minded sustainability advocates meet new people. Community partners include the City of Ellensburg, the Bureau of Land Management, Solid Waste Management, and D & M Coffee. (Spring Quarter)


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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