Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.17
Liaison Jeane Pope
Submission Date March 4, 2014
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DePauw University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Anthony Baratta
Assistant Director for Sustainability
Academic Affairs
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
Energy Wars

A brief description of the campaign(s):

Energy Wars is a competition between living units at DePauw University to reduce resource consumption. The goals of the competition are to increase resource awareness, reduce DePauw’s carbon dioxide and resource footprint, encourage creativity in resource-saving solutions and build community sustainability.

We have held a competition each year since April 2008. In November 2010, DePauw also participated in Campus Conservation Nationals, a national resource conservation competition with 40 other schools, winning first place with a 25.8 percent reduction in electricity.

In 2013 the program included two academic buildings, in addition to Greek houses and dorms.

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

DePauw University reduced its electricity consumption in nine residence halls 25.8 percent from November 1-19, 2010. We reduced water 4.1 percent. Due to weather changes during the two-week baseline period before the competition begins, data taken over the last few years often shows electricity increases, but we are pleased by the participation of everyone on campus and the educational value of teaching students about things like "vampire loads."

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