Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.34
Liaison John Stolz
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Duquesne University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Carissa Lange
Graduate Assistant
Center for Environmental Research & Education (CERE)
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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:
Integrity of Creation Conference to Focus on Global Sustainability

A brief description of the campaign:

The conference featured speakers from a variety of disciplines, including science, law, business, agriculture, ethics and religion. Presentation topics included how human and social impacts on nature are disrupting natural cycles; food security and changing global climate; environmental ethics in China; and water shortages in refugee countries. This Conference is open to the public as well as to the campus community.

“Sustainability is at the core of the Spiritan mission,” said Dr. Gerard Magill, the Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy and Law, who also chairs the conference committee. “The conference features pivotal thinkers who will address the breaking points of our global sustainability, and what we can do about it.”

The goals of the conference include increasing public awareness about sustainability and providing an opportunity for conference participants to engage in emerging science and research on the topic.

The conference is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom on Tuesday, Sept. 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 26.


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

Members of the Duquesne University, including students, faculty, and staff were educated about sustainability efforts in Pennsylvania, environmental justice, sustainable agriculture, and environmental issues in the US, Paraguay, and China.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Spring Cleanup

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

For 32 years students, faculty, and staff partner with local Pittsburgh community groups to assist with the Spring Clean-up, which helps clean up local neighborhoods in regards to litter and invasive species. This event raises the consciousness of the campus community about the larger Pittsburgh community and connects to campus neighbors. This event is coordinated by the student Evergreen club and the campus Office of Mission and Identity.


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

Measured positive impacts include decades of successful litter cleanups, invasive species clearnings, and community group meetings.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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