|Submission Date||Aug. 8, 2019|
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
|4.00 / 4.00||
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? :
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?:
Name of the campaign:
A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:
Endicott participates in RecycleMania every year, which is an 8-week recycling competition in February and March between colleges and universities across the country. The competition requires us to measure performance of recycling and waste diversion. As part of the RecycleMania campaign, we host events throughout the competition focusing on waste, reuse, and sustainability. Event examples include "Show the Waste" (food waste awareness in the dining hall), RecycleMania Trivia, Game Day Recycling Challenge at home basketball games, and an Office FreeCycle.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
Measurement includes the change in all material collected for recycling, composting, and food donations. As the competition progresses and awareness spreads, we are able to measure the increase in volume and quality of recycled material on campus.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):
Direct engagement with students in their residence halls to increase awareness about water usage. Campaign revolved around education and signage throughout residence halls. Campaign also resulted in student audit of water fixtures and retrofit project across all residence halls.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Water data is collected and monitored to measure real reductions in student water use from campaign.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
Sustainability Week and Earth Month:
During both targeted campaigns the Office of Sustainability hosts a variety of events ranging from lecture series to planting of the campus garden. Both time periods are used to increase awareness and share College's initiatives related to sustainability. Both campaigns engage a large portion of the campus and a diverse group of stakeholders including faculty, students, and staff. The Office of Sustainability partners with a variety of local non-profits, departments on campus and Endicott student groups to run various portions of each campaign. The College provides additional marketing and communication support during both campaigns to increase visibility and help share best practices.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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