Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.63
Liaison Dwayne Doornbosch
Submission Date June 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

Langara College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
4.00 / 4.00 Tom Fulton
Instructor
Economics
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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:
Bike to Work Week

A brief description of the campaign:

In partnership with the HUB, which organized the first Bike to Work Week, Langara employees participates in the bi-annual bike to work week. A celebration station is also set up providing free refreshments, prize draws, and basic bike tune-ups for any cyclists that stop by, they need not be affiliated with Langara College.

*The HUB is a not-for-profit organization that educates on the benefits of cycling such as cultivating the health, environmental, and economical benefits that cycling can bring.

More information on The HUB can be found here: https://bikehub.ca/about-us/hub-cycling


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

Langara's Bike to Work Week coordinator has tracked participation data on bike to work week activities since May 2007. With the exception of 2020 (which saw lower participation due to COVID 19 and associated shift to remote work and learning), Langara has generally seen a measurable increase in: 1) number of Langara College employees that registered rides, 2) the number of bicycle trips taken during the bike to work week event, and 3) the number of kilometers cycled during the bike to work week event.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Sustainability Student Ambassadors Waste Sorting Game

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

The Sustainability Student Ambassadors Waste Sorting Game outreach campaign was designed to raise awareness regarding waste management issues among the Langara community by engaging students and faculty on how to sort waste in a fun way. Cards with pictures and names of various items were placed in front of students and they had to place each card in the correct bins. The first Waste Sorting Game was held on February 26, 2020.


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

The first instance of the Waste Sorting Game had 78 participants with average results of 3.4/5. The Waste Sorting Game will be used in future in-person Langara events, Orientation Day, etc.


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