Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Colorado State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
RecycleMania

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

RecycleMania is an 8-week competition of colleges and universities to promote waste reduction on their campuses. The goal is to collect the highest amount of recyclables, the least amount of trash, and achieve the highest recycling rate. In addition to the national competition, an internal competition is held between the residence halls and university apartments. The coveted traveling RecycleMania trophy is awarded to the hall and apartment complex with the highest per capita recycling rate.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

Colorado State recycled 48.9% of its total waste stream in the 2014 competition, scoring in the top 25% of all schools (placing 29 out of 256) and the number 1 highest scoring participant in Colorado.

Internally, the top residence hall recycled 43 pounds per resident. In the apartment competition the recycling rate was 67 pounds per resident.

This was Colorado State's eighth year in the competition and rates from every year show that CSU recycles more and sends less to the landfill - demonstrating not only measured positive impacts each year, but across time.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Faces of Conservation

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

During FY13, six CSU buildings engaged in a Faces of Conservation energy challenge. Over 350 CSU faculty, staff and students showed an impressive dedication and commitment to energy and resource conservation. One person at a time made a conscious decision to help save energy and resources. These are the results of a CSU
community committed and caring. They turned off lights in empty rooms, turned off office equipment when it wasn’t in use (at night or over the weekend), eliminated equipment they didn’t really need, and each person acted as a Face of Conservation. Little acts added together make a BIG difference.


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

These six buildings:
• Are “home “ to over 350 CSU faculty and staff
• Reduced electricity consumption an average of 10% (As compared to a 3-year average)
• Saved over 279,000 kWh of electricity
(This is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 33 average homes in Fort Collins)
o Conservation saved CSU over $18,000
o Conservation avoided burning 106 tons of coal


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:

Colorado State University’s fifth campus-wide International Colloquium was a three-day event that featured 11 panel sessions designed to give students, faculty, staff and the public a better understanding of global environmental sustainability and the link between society, economics and the environment. CSU invited experts from the public and private sectors to join faculty in an exchange of ideas, and each of Colorado State’s colleges is helped facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion that embraced a comprehensive definition of sustainability. Topics included population growth and social sustainability, water, food security and climate smart agriculture, economic perspectives on sustainability, climate change and emerging diseases, and the built environment.


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