Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Elon University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kelly Harer
Assistant Director of Sustainability for Education and Outreach
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution held at least one 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 at least one 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:
Phoenix Cup

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:

Phoenix Cup is a series of competitions aimed at reducing our collective ecological footprint. Teams or individuals compete with each other to see who can positively contribute the most to sustainability at Elon through individual actions. The competition happens twice a year and lasts for three weeks. In the fall the competition focuses on energy reduction and in the spring it focuses on waste education. To win each competition, a team or individual must earn the most points per person by completing items on the checklist provided. Students and faculty/staff can compete.


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

During the fall 2016 competition, students committed to preventing the release of more than 3,500 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere. The winning building decreased energy consumption by 16% during the competition. In addition, student, faculty and staff participants committed to taking over 200 individual actions to conserve energy during the competition.
In spring 2017, participants committed to taking over 250 actions to reduce landfill waste. During the fall 2017 competition, student, faculty and staff participants committed to preventing nearly 5,900 pounds of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere. The building that conserved the most energy saw an energy decrease of 5.09%.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:

The Don't Trash It! campaign diverts unwanted, usable items from the landfill. Clothing, housewares and other gently used items are collected during student move-out and donated to local non-profit organizations. Employees are also welcome to drop-off items at the donation stations. In spring 2017, over 6.5 tons of items were collected and donated.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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