Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.46
Liaison Jaclynn Maahs
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

Concordia College - Moorhead
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jackie Maahs
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Engagement
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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:
Taste Not Waste

A brief description of the campaign:

Taste Not Waste is a campus wide campaign to reduce plate waste in the college's buffet style cafeteria. The campaign is a campus wide effort and is overseen largely by the Sustainability Office and Dining Services. Through out the year, a student intern works to engage students and staff through activities such as plate scraping events and food drives to raise awareness of food waste on campus. The goal of the campaign is to reduce food wasste in Anderson Commons by 50% by 2020. Each semester we measure the progress by conducting a two day waste sort in the dishroom of Dining Services.


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

Since 2016, this campaign has reduced food waste in Anderson Commons by 37%. The campaign has also increased intiatives to reduce food waste in catering services as well.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
RecycleMania

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

RecycleMania is a national campaign to increase recycling on college and university campus. Concordia has participated in the "Per Capita Classic" version of the competition for the past two years (2019 and 2020). Each year students work with the sustainability office to develop promotional materials to encourage both students and staff to increase their recycling and practice good recycling habits. In 2020, we intended to do a demonstration waste sort in our student center, but was prevented from doing so due to COVID-19. We hope to carry out this event during a future RecycleMania competition.


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

Concordia saw an increase in recycling on campus during both years of participating in the competition. This year (2020) Concordia increased its recycling by 10.088 lbs/person, placing us 48th in the competition.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:

The Green Office Program is a sustainability engagement program for the employees of Concordia college. Each year the program hosts meetings and events to encourage campus office and departments to increase sustainable practices within their offices. Offices that are involved in the program are asked to strive to complete certification forms that when completed resulting in the awarding of a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum rating. Currently we have 32 offices signed up for the Green Office Program, and just this year multiple offices submitted a certification checklist and moved up their ranking.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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