Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.23
Liaison Ken Foster
Submission Date July 15, 2014
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Concordia College - Moorhead
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Samantha Hill
Sustainability Coordinator
Academic Affairs
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The name of the campaign(s):
Campus Conservation Nationals, It's ELECTRIC!

A brief description of the campaign(s):

In April 2013, Concordia College held its first energy-conservation competition as part of Campus Conservation Nationals. At the time, only a couple of residence halls were sub-metered for electricity consumption, and could compete on a quantitative level. Other residents were engaged in other ways, such as submitting photographs of various actions. Student Eco-Representatives were the main force behind the initiative and encouraged participation within their halls. Despite the measurement barrier, the competition still resulted in a measurable reduction in electricity consumption in the metered buildings.

In December 2013, a shorter, pilot competition was held to engage newly metered residence halls, to launch the new energy utility dashboard, and for the Eco-Reps to prepare for a much larger engagement effort upcoming in March-April 2014.


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

Measurably, 2,992 kWh was saved over the duration of the first energy competition, although only two residence halls were set up for measurement at that time. Now, seven residence halls have that capacity, with the majority of on-campus residents residing in these buildings. For this reason, as well as increased publicity around the event, the measurable outcome will undoubtedly be larger in spring 2014.


The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:
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