Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.76
Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Louisiana State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Sarah Temple
Manager
Campus Sustainability
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Has the institution held at least one 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 at least one 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:
Spring Greening Day

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:

Both students and employees of the university are engaged each year at LSU Sustainability’s Spring Greening Day. The university posts reminders about the event and then students and employees alike volunteer around the campus to help plant the new plants for the spring season.


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

The positive impacts of the campaign go beyond making the campus more attractive, one of the main benefits is erosion control. The plants are put in the ground a few weeks before the wet weather hits the city, this ensures that the newly planted plants will have a strong enough root system to hold onto the soil that surrounds them. By preventing the soil from draining into the storm-drains around the campus fertilizers are not able to enter the sewer systems and eventually the Mississippi river. This limits non-point source pollution in the river and can help control algal blooms.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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