Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
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Has the institution held a 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 a 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:
Green Room Certification

A brief description of the campaign:

Outreach program for students: Certified Green Room
Champlain College Eco-Reps designed the Green Room Certification to give recognition to students living a sustainable lifestyle on campus. There are two levels of recognition that increase in difficulty and points. By noting all the actions that apply to a student and their room, they can reach Basic or Platinum certification (Platinum requires a visit from a Eco-Rep) and receive increasing levels of acknowledgment.


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

In 2013-2014: 11 platinum certified; 13 basic certified
In 2014-2015: 20 platinum certified; 47 basic certified
In 2015-2016: 2 platinum certified; 42 basic certified
In 2017-2018: 19 platinum certified; 29 basic certified
In 2018-2019: 5 platinum certified; 9 basic certified
In 2019-2020: na
In 2020-2021: na
In 2021-2022: 1 platinum certified; 12 basic certified


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Green Workplace Program

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

Launched in February 2016, the Center for Service & Sustainability the student Eco-Reps designed the Green Workplace Certification to give recognition to Champlain employees’ efforts in creating a more environmentally friendly work environment. There are two levels that increase in difficulty and points. By evaluating all the actions that apply to you and your individual workspace you can reach Basic Certification or Platinum certification, based on responses to applicable questions, and receive increasing levels of acknowledgment. Platinum level requires a brief visit from an Eco-Rep. http://www.champlain.edu/greenoffice


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

In 2015-2016: 4 platinum certified; 3 basic certified
In 2016-2017: 1 platinum certified; 3 basic certified
In 2017-2018: 1 basic certified
In 2020-2021: 2 platinum certified; 2 basic certified
In 2021-2022: 3 platinum certified; 3 basic certified


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:

Fair Trade Campus education & outreach efforts: As part of maintaining our designation as a Fair Trade campus, we annually conduct outreach and host events related to fair trade - what it is and how our campus can take part. In addition to regular postings on our social media outlets, we've held various events including:
* International Coffee Day on 10/2/21
* Fair Trade Collaboration Event with the Campus Store on 11/12/21
* Fair Trade Chocolate Event by the Non-Profit-Social Marketing class project group on 11/18/21
* Fair Trade raffle giveaway on 11/29-12/6/21
* Social Impact Scholars Intersections series: Social Impact and Business: Fair Trade: Philosophy and Practice on 2/18/22
* Screening of "Black Gold" on 3/23/22
www.champlain.edu/fairtrade

Student Participation in the national "Project Green Challenge" Each October, Project Green Challenge (PGC) informs, inspires and mobilizes high school, college, and graduate students worldwide focused on climate action, public health, social justice and advocacy. This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally-themed challenges that touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and in communities. Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective climate action, PGC participants are challenged to envision and work toward the healthy, just, resilient planet and future in which they can thrive — for eleven years and counting. https://projectgreenchallenge.com/
* Two student teams competed, Fall 2018. Hansel Carter ‘20 was selected as a finalist to participate in national student gathering
* Several students teams participated, Fall 2019; Tatum Robinson ‘20 and Julia Leonard ‘20 were invited as finalists and won 2nd and 4th place, respectively.
* A Champlain College team once again participated in the Fall 2021, and earned a place on the leaderboard.
* First year student Myah Brody was a national Project Green Challenge finalist, Fall 2021


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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