Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.32
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date Dec. 3, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Hope College
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Samantha Hawke
STARS Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
Cottage Energy Reduction Competition

A brief description of the campaign(s):

The Cottage Energy Reduction Competition measured energy useage in 7 cottages between September and November of 2011, and compared that to energy usage of those same cottages during the same time period in 2010. The cottages (on-campus housing units) competed against each other to decrease their 2011 energy usage the most in comparison with that of 2010.

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

From this competition, six of the seven cottages were able to significantly decrease their kWh usage. The overall winners decreased their energy usage by almost 25 kWh per capita. This program also raised awareness in the campus community of the importance of energy conservation and simple steps that can be taken to reduce energy waste.

The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:

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