Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.67
Liaison Lynda Koot
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2011
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STARS v1.1

The King's University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Michael Ferber
Director, Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
Environmental Stewardship Chellange

A brief description of the campaign(s):

Since 2009 on an annual basis the King’s Keeper’s student club at The King’s University College has conducted an “Environmental Stewardship Challenge,” an outreach campaigns that yields measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability at King’s.

The Environmental Stewardship Challenge is a thirty-day lifestyle challenge designed for participation of groups such as clubs, organizations and institutions. The group that adopts the Challenge will design and implement the different parts of the Challenge. Participants set goals and track progress in four areas: food, water, waste and energy. The Challenge begins with a kick-off event to explain the ESC and motivate participants for the challenge ahead. Leaders will provide encouragement throughout the 30 days e-mails and a final wrap up event, which can include a time of sharing about personal experiences and changes.

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

The activities in the Environmental Stewardship Challenge are intended to target daily routines to help achieve the stewardship goals of reducing consumption and caring for creation. Successfully completing these challenges will reduce students ecological footprint. Four components of life are targeted: food, water, waste and energy.

Food: By eating locally and reducing meat consumption the total amount of energy required for eating habits will be significantly reduced.

Water: Energy is required to heat and transport water to its destination. Reducing water consumption and using less hot water will help “wash away” your footprint.

Waste: By reducing waste you lessen the demand on resources required to produce that waste. You will also be part of creating a cleaner and healthier environment!

Energy: Choose to be energy smart and always turn off lights, computers, and other items that require power. It’s also a good choice to bike or take public transit as often as possible.

In 2009, 2010, and 2011 data from the ESC was tracked to better understand the motivations that encourage students to enhance their environmental footprint. Psychologist, Dr. Leanne Wilson, and Geographer, Dr. Michael Ferber, are utilizing this data in academic research.

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