|March 5, 2021
Lane Community College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
|4.00 / 4.00
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?:
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?:
Name of the campaign:
A brief description of the campaign:
We want to help learners move beyond the popular focus on domesticated European honeybees to an awareness of the hundreds of native species right here in our bioregion. We hope to foster an understanding that native bees and other native insects are more efficient pollinators than domestic bees and that a diversity of wild bee and other insect species provides a greater chance of recovery from disease, extreme weather, and climate change. We also hope to foster an understanding that because growing healthy food depends upon pollinators, conservation of native species will play an important role in food security in the future.
Becoming a Bee Campus benefits Lane Community College by:
Addressing pest problems in a less toxic manner
Heightening awareness of seasonal changes
Improving food production in our edible beds around campus as well as in the Learning Garden
Ensures survival of vital animal species that surround campus
Stimulates the local plant nursery market by our increased demand of native, pollinator friendly plants & seeds
Educates visitors to our campus about the importance of pollinators in our community
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
The Bee Campus USA campaign has created a positive impact with staff, faculty and students that are actively engaged in the activities related to this campaign. Two planting events have taken place on the main campus with volunteers from all areas of the College participating in the creation of a more pollinator friendly environment.
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
This campaign provides a Eugene-specific carbon footprint calculator that allows individuals to evaluate and reduce greenhouse gas emission. It involved creating an emissions profile and generating an emissions baseline, followed by participant’s actions to improve their household carbon footprint.For this challenge, Lane Community College created its own group to participate in. Members imputed information about the type of transportation they use, their energy use, and how they dispose of waste to calculate their carbon footprint.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Lane's Sustainability Committee promoted participation in the Challenge and hosted an event to generate interest. Some faculty awarded class credit for students who registered and joined the Lane Community Group in the Challenge.
Lane Community College won first place in the Eugene Carbon Free Challenge. The prize was five giant sequoia tree seedlings and a Lane Forest Products gift certificate for two yards each of soil and mulch
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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