Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.43
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Gonzaga University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jim Simon
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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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:
Rethink Waste

A brief description of the campaign:

Students and staff at the Office of Sustainability have continued to advocate for better waste reduction and zero-waste education and operations throughout the campus. This includes participation in Waste Audits, at least one on the undergrad campus and one at the Law School, conducting a Zero Waste event at a prominent basketball game each season, and continuously improving education through signage and workshops throughout the year. This campaign is managed by our Higher Education Waste Reduction Educator.


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

We are collecting recycling and composting that previously did not have a mode of collection.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Commute Trip Reduction Survey Campaign

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

The State of Washington requires participation in an institution-wide survey to understand commute impact at the worksite. Gonzaga has participated at a rate less than the requirement for the last several years.

This year the campaign successfully led to increased participation in the survey and obtained positive results.


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

We not only achieved the required response rate, we hit an all-time survey response high of 65% and Spokane County CTR Office has commended our progress, the best performance in 11 years. Through education and taking action, we’ve decreased “drive alone rates” by 5.5% and “vehicle miles traveled” by 4.1% from our baseline report.


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