Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.21
Liaison David Husemoller
Submission Date June 7, 2017
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STARS v2.1

College of Lake County
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:
Reduce, Recycle, and Compost

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

During the 2016-17 Academic Year, CLC developed the Reduce, Recycle, and Compost campaign geared toward decreasing the amount of solid waste going toward our landfills.

On America Recycles Day, students and community members collaborated to educate students in the commons area about how to recycle correctly and the need to reduce the use of plastic bags.

CLC began offering its new composting program in January 2017. Students are serving as ambassadors of the new composting program in the cafe, educating students and staff about what items should be composted and which should be sorted for recycling and trash.

CLC has re-designed its signage to assist students and staff with making good decisions about which items go into trash or recycling. Signage was designed to be more clear and explicit, using color coding and photo images of items often used on campus to help clarify the guidelines.


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

In 2015 CLC conducted a waste audit, serving as a baseline measure. In March 2017, after the initiation of the Reduce, Recycle and Compost program ...


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Student Sustainability Forum

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

In April 2015, 23 students were recruited from various clubs and student government to participate in this sustainability forum. Student were first surveyed about their understanding of sustainability and the triple bottom line. After presentations, students formed groups to discuss sustainability on campus and identify sustainability priorities for the college to pursue on another survey form.


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

The students' survey results were compiled. One of the most recommended initiatives was to eliminate styrofoam/polystyrene from the campus food service programs. This recommendation was brought to the food service committee for formal adoption and passed. The food service program stopped offering coffee cups, plates, and bowls made of polystyrene.


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:

CLC sends out its Sust'y eBlast biweekly to all faculty and staff. This e-newsletter provides a forum for faculty and staff to share their stories about what each to doing to contribute to sustainability at the college and in the community.


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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