Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.39
Liaison Connie Morales
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Claremont McKenna College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Ellen Broaddus
Facilities & Campus Services Intern
CMC
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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:
Power Down

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

The College, with efforts led by the SPEAR club, holds a 3-week energy competition in the residence halls each year. This campaign highlights student residential energy consumption and teaches ways to reduce that consumption in a concerted, competitive effort.


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

Electric meters are monitored throughout the competition and readings entered into the Campus Conservation Nationals portal. This year, CMC came out victorious in the PowerDown challenge with a 6.9% overall reduction in energy consumption and water usage. Within CMC, Benson Hall and Marks Hall tied for first place with a 13.8% reduction in energy and water consumption. Stark Hall clocked in at a 13.4% reduction, followed by Crown Hall’s 9.2% reduction.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Ride Share Program

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

The College participates in an air quality program that encourages employees to use alternative modes of transportation in arriving to work.

Full-time employees who walk, bicycle, use public transportation, or rideshare to work are offered $1.50 per workday, Monday - Friday. A monthly on-line form is available, see "TRiP Incentive Newsletter/Memo", for all employees who have access to a computer. Print the form, fill it out, and send it to the Human Resources office at 528 N. Mills Avenue. The rideshare subsidy will be added to the last paycheck of each month. In addition, there is a subsidy available of up to $60.00 per month for use of public transportation (i.e., bus, metrorail).


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

The Human Resources office tracks the number of participants and reports to the SCAQMD these numbers as a measure of air quality and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.


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:

CMC hosts multiple workshops each year aimed at teaching students and faculty about sustainability.

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The Conscious Campus Road Tour is a seven week cross-country journey to sixteen school campuses across the United States. On each campus, Turning Green provides students with unique hands-on opportunities to mobilize around sustainable solutions on their campus. Each stop features a “Conscious Information Station” tabling event focused on six key lifestyle themes and a “Town Hall Meeting” to develop a collaborative student led initiative. Through educational resources, advocacy campaigns, and actionable projects, Turning Green sets the stage for students to spearhead a variety of environmental initiatives that scale impact.

The Food Solutions Challenge is designed to raise awareness and holistic thinking around issues stemming from food production and distribution. Participants will dream up a blueprint that will move us toward a carbon neutral food supply chain for a chance to incubate their ideas at a global food solutions conference.


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