Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.47
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Campus Race to Zero Waste

A brief description of the campaign:

Campus Race to Zero Waste is a nation-wide competition to promote waste reduction on college and university campuses. Colorado College participates in this program to foster behaviors that both minimize waste and increase the campus's waste diversion rate.


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

The college's waste recycling rate since the first year of participating in Campus Race to Zero Waste has increased from 38% in 2012 to 54.4% in 2018.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:

This initiative has not occured since 2017:
The Real Food Challenge is a national organization that educates and supports student food justice activists in implementing change in institutional food purchasing. They've developed the first comprehensive food auditing tool, the Real Food Calculator, which allows students to gage how much their institution's food procurement helps or harms our overall goals of human, animal, and environmental protection. "Real Food" is defined as food that fits into any or all of the following categories: local/fair trade & labor/ecologically sound/humane. By student initiative, Colorado College got involved with RFC in 2013, performing an initial audit of two weeks worth of BonApp's purchasing.

http://www.realfoodchallenge.org/

http://calculator.realfoodchallenge.org/help/resources

This initiative has not occured since 2017:
Colorado College Office of Sustainability has worked in conjunction with Bon Appetite to create a 'Ditch Disposable Campaign'. During Campus Race to Zero Waste, anyone who brings their own mug, cup, or cutlery to Colorado Coffee on campus receives a discount on their purchase as well as a sticker to encourage people to stray from landfill waste and encourage the use of reusable cups, cutlery, etc.


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