Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Kelsey McCormick
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019

STARS v2.2

Lawrence University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Kelsey McCormick
Sustainability Coordinator
President's Office
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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?:
No

Name of the campaign:
Ecolympics

A brief description of the campaign:

In November of 2018 and April of 2019 the Sustainability Steering Committee hosted a program called the Lawrence University Ecolympics that challenged students in Lawrence's seven major residence halls to compete against each other by reducing the total energy usage for their building. The building that decreased their energy usage by the greatest amount won an award to throw a celebratory dinner in their honor.


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

The first time we hosted the Ecolympics the winning hall reduced their electricity usage by 9.5%. The second time we hosted the event we tracked CO2 emissions and the winning hall reduced their emissions by 5.9%.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Weigh the Waste

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

Lawrence's chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN) has worked with Lawrence's campus food service provider, Bon Appetit, to host bi-weekly "weigh the waste" programs. Bon Appetit workers and FRN volunteers assist students in weighting their plate scrapings to come up with the total weight of food thrown away in one meal period. The bi-weekly weighings will not start until Fall of 2019 however, FRN has done weigh the waste on an ad hoc basis in the past. On November 1, 2017 Food Recovery Network reported 65lbs of food waste over a 1.5 hour period during the lunch session.


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

The LU Food Recovery Network reports an average of 217lbs of food waste per week in Lawrence's Andrew Commons (from September 2018-February 2019).


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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