Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.17
Liaison David Fisher
Submission Date April 11, 2014
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Maharishi University of Management
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Leanne Hays
Sustainable Living
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
Community Weatherization

A brief description of the campaign(s):

This campaign involved student and community volunteers to weatherize homes and Increase energy efficiency throughout the city of Fairfield. Low income community members applied for the program, then teams would come to their homes and caulk, seal, and insulate windows and doorways. This is part of the Fairfield GoGreen initiative, managed by the City of Fairfield Sustainability Coordinator.

"Started in Fall 2010, Weatherization 101 is a community-wide project designed to raise awareness towards energy consumption in preparation for the oncoming winter heating months. The project was sponsored by Ideal Energy, City of Fairfield Go Green Commission, and Iowa State Extension. The project included free community workshops focusing on tips and techniques to improve energy efficiency, and troubleshooting individual homeowner’s efficiency issues."

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

46 homes weatherized, over 200 volunteers trained.

The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:

Although this effort was not sponsored by the Sustainable Living Department, it has provided a learning and service opportunity to many of our majors.

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