Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.45
Liaison Chris Homan
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Illinois State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Missy Nergard
Assistant Director
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:
Off-Campus Recycling

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

Students living off-campus have no available on-site recycling options. They organized a campaign to push property managers to provide recycling, and have been working with municipal government to enact legislation to ensure that multi-family complexes receive the same level of recycling service that individual residential units are afforded.


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

The students have been able to enact some changes with individual property managers, and have been meeting with city council members to advance their agenda.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Water

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):

ISU has been working on a comprehensive water quality and conservation awareness campaign. Through multiple research programs and on-campus operational changes, the entire 'grown-up' community has been impacted.


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

On-campus usage of water has decreased despite an increase in square footage. Faculty and staff have been increasingly exposed to different features (water bottle filling stations), made aware of campus efforts to decrease water usage (media articles like this one: https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2015/11/water-water-everywhere-water-conservation-efforts-on-campus/), and have been asked to be more responsible residents in their personal lives through community research efforts initiated on campus.


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:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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