Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Jennifer Lamy
Submission Date July 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

Emerson College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jennifer Lamy
Campus Sustainability Manager
Campus Services
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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:
Sustainability at Town Hall

A brief description of the campaign:

During the annual Student Government Association Town Hall (attended by the majority of undergraduate and graduate students and open to all Emerson community members), first year students in a sustainable development goals focused course facilitate a conversation that expands how individuals define sustainability. Student attendees first complete a two-question survey that asks them to name what they think sustainability means and what words come to mind. After a brief discussion about the SDGs, students are asked again to consider which courses and projects they have completed that directly related to this expanded definition fo sustainability.

While this module was created for the annual Town Hall, it's also utilized across campus. For instance, this module was used in Student Success and Housing.


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

In the first two-question survey, students often put words like 'recycling,' 'solar', and 'energy.' After the conversation, students included topical areas like up-cycled costume design, public health, and diversity, confirming that the discussion expanded student's sustainable literacy beyond just environmental topics.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Clean Out Your Office Day

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

Sometimes staff and faculty overbuy office supplies or no longer use certain items, such as books, gently used decor, and paper reams. The biannual Clean Out Your Office Day promotes sharing resources by creating an environment where individuals can donate and take office supplies, books, and office decor. Anything leftover goes to local nonprofit organizations or gets recycled. This event series is a collaboration between Campus Services and Emerson College Archives and Special Collections. In between Clean Out Your Office Day events, staff and faculty may utilize #Chucklist on Slack to swap items and divert usable stuff from the trash stream.

The most recent Clean Out Your Office Day took place in May, 2022.


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

Annually, over one ton of office supplies, books, and decorations gets diverted from the trash stream to community members who can utilize these items.


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