Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Katie Klaniecki
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
RecycleMania

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Lehigh participated in RecycleMania for the first time in 2013 and continued involvement in the 2014 competition. The competition is promoted through email, newsletters, tabling, events and activities.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):
-Increase awareness of event due to large banner over walkway, bus ads, article in the student newspaper -Increased engagement and attendance at RecycleMania events. Over 80 attendees at the Trashion Show. 2014 Results: Grand Champion: 158 of 256 Per Capita Classic: 74 of 362 Gorilla: 130 of 365 Food Service Organics: 108 of 187

The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Energy Conservation Month

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Each November, Lehigh hosts an Energy Conservation Month designed to reduce energy consumption on campus and increase awareness of energy conservation topics. The Eco-Reps organize and promote this competition through engaging events and programs, creative marketing, and hall v. hall competitions. Types of events: -Energy Pledge -Sweater Day -Power Down, Power Up yoga -One Hour, No Power event -Educational tabling -Greek chapter meetings in the dark -Light bulb swap -Prompts -Posters and fliers

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
During the 2013 competition, there was an 8.94% per capita energy consumption savings in participating Lehigh buildings. This was an increase over the 2012 competition's savings of 6.6%. During the 2014 competition, over 100 staff and students signed the energy pledge.

The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
-Game Day Challenge: increased awareness of recycling at home football game. Achieve a 33% recycling rate. -Sweater Day: engaged staff and faculty in Energy Conservation month through a Sweater Day. Took photos of several participating offices.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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