Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.20
Liaison David Heithaus
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Kenyon College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jess Dannery
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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 Lifestyles Certification Program

A brief description of the campaign:

The Green Lifestyles program was established by student interns at the Office of Green Initiatives over the Spring of 2016. The assessment is administered through a google form where students, faculty, and staff check off which green activities they do on a regular basis. The form is sent out over email, but interns also host tables in the dining hall where students can engage with the Green Lifestyles program and win prizes for participation. The assessment is provided at least twice an academic year, and participation is on a voluntary basis.


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

All responses are recorded on a google spreadsheet where interns measure improvements of those who have participated more than once. Therefore we have explicit numbers on individuals' improvements.
The survey also addresses sustainability culture at Kenyon, for example the issue of students taking dishes from the dining hall. The number of dishes taken from the dining hall has gradually decreased over past years with the Green Lifestyles program in place.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
100% Renewables Campaigns

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

The 100% Renewables campaign was led by student interns at the Office of Green Initiatives, starting December 2018. The petition was circulated where students could sign their name to support Kenyon's campaign for 100% renewables by 2030. The form was sent out over email, but interns also had tables in the dining hall to publicize the campaign, answer questions, and get additional signatures. Assessment participation was on a voluntary basis.


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

The petition raised awareness for sustainability culture and efforts at Kenyon. This engaged the student community with sustainability decisions and infrastructure projects on campus.


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