Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kelsey Beal
Sustainbility Analyst
Office of 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:
Green Events

A brief description of the campaign:
From small departmental meetings to large-scale campus community gatherings, IU hosts hundreds of events throughout the year. Implementing green practices at these events, no matter the size, can help reduce our waste, conserve resources, and set an example across campus by engaging the community to sustain IU.

There are simple steps event planners can take to reduce waste and energy-use during the planning, execution, and cleanup of events. In partnership with Sustain IU, hosts can help reduce the carbon footprint and improve the environmental sustainability of their events, while simultaneously saving money and attracting environmentally conscious attendees.

Use our Green Events Guide and Green Events Certification Checklist for information on how to make the switch to more sustainable products and practices.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
In FY22, IU Bloomington hosted 11 Green Events for students.

Green Events are captured through certification sign-up on our website. Here simple steps are highlighted to show how to reduce waste and energy-use during the planning, execution, and cleanup of events. The Office of Sustainability has created a Green Events Guide (https://sustainability.iupui.edu/engagement/green-events/green-event-guide-v.3.pdf) for information on how to make the switch to more sustainable products and practices.

Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Power Down

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The IU Power Down campaign aims to reduce passive energy consumption on campus during prolonged breaks or periods of low campus activity by 1) reminding the university community of their role in responsible energy practices and 2) adjusting the building temperature set points outside of their normal range

University-wide notifications are sent out before breaks, and the Office of Sustainability works with IU's Energy and Utilities unit to quantify the impact of the Power Down campaign.

https://sustain.iu.edu/programs/powerdown.html

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Utility consumption changes vary by building, often based on building utilization and weather patterns.

A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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