Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Muhlenberg College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
4.00 / 4.00 Kalyna Procyk
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of 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:
Watts Your Bergtricity

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

Within the last 3 years, we had a competition between the dorms for two weeks, to see if the dorms could change their energy use as part of the competition. This was a very successful competition in that a lot of people realized how easy it was to cut down on their energy use and help the environment. During this period, we also had other programs that were geared to educate everyone so that they can actually participate in the competition.

Result graphs for some of the events can be found at the following links http://muhlenberg.edu/energy/NewDorms.html
http://muhlenberg.edu/energy/OldDorms.html
http://muhlenberg.edu/energy/


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

Through “Watts Your Bergtricity?” students learned about electricity use and energy consumption. Students were able to learn about ways to cut back their electricity use and energy impact. The drop in usage shows a direct correlation to a change in lifestyle to cut down on their energy demand.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Just Tap It

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):

This is a campaign that is directed both towards students and employees. Muhlenberg has placed all over campus water fountains that also serve as water bottle refilling stations. This program has significantly reduced disposable water bottle use on campus by around 90 to 95 %. The results of this campaign can be measured by the decrease in sales of disposable water bottles, and by a small screen on each fountain that displays how many water bottles that particular fountain has saved.
http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/campuslife/sustainability/policies/tap.html


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

See above


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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