Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.70
Liaison Tamera Jahnke
Submission Date April 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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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:
Food Drive

A brief description of the campaign:

In October 2019, the students led a campus food drive to support the MSU Bear pantry that provides food and hygiene items to students, and the Crosslines Food Pantry that supports local church food pantries. Faculty and staff participated by promoting the program in each department and collecting items for the event.


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

The food drive resulted in the collection of over 2,303 items from departments across campus.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Fair Trade

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

In 2019, MSU and its dining services food vendor Chartwells, started a campaign for MSU to become a Fair Trade campus. In 2020, the efforts paid off with a resolution from MSU Student Government and recognition by Fair Trade Campaign.
https://fairtradecampaigns.org/campaign/missouri-state-university/


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

Students worked with dining services vendor and other committee members to do tabling events in dining halls and support social media campaign to educate students, faculty and staff on goal for becoming a Fair Trade campus. A student also wrote a sustainability blog about the project: https://blogs.missouristate.edu/sustainability/2020/03/08/dining-services-rolls-out-new-fair-trade-commitment/


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:

Every semester, the dining halls conduct a program to measure the amount of food wasted in the dining centers by collecting all the waste during a selected day and then dividing that out by the number of customers to determine the waste per customer. In addition to allowing them to collect the data, it also serves as an educational opportunity because the food waste is on display in the dining hall throughout the day. Initially, the food waste display program assisted in reducing the food waste generation from one and half pounds to less than a half pound per person. Staff participate in this event to record data and publish results and development of the display.


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