Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Andrew Iacona
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Matthew Muchna
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Sustainability New Student Orientation

A brief description of the campaign:

The Office of Sustainability and Environmental Caucus student workers meet with every new student (not individually) as they arrive on campus for new student orientation. Students will be exposed to sustainability goals for the University as well as sustainable groups and programs which they can participate in.


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

Since the Office of Sustainability has started to focus its efforts and its programming on new students and new student orientation, we have seen an increase in student participation in sustainability programs. The Yellow Bike program and use of alternative transportation has been specifically notable.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The Office of Sustainability's Energy Mentor Program

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

This Behavior Change Program encourages all faculty and staff to adopt focal energy conservation behaviors. We have 293 Trained Energy Mentors to date. In the Spring 2020, 30 building managers were simultaneously trained to be energy mentors.

https://in.nau.edu/green-nau/energy-mentors/


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

Detailed reports analyzing the faculty/staff surveys of pre- and post-program behaviors demonstrate significant measured positive impacts.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:

At the weekly Open Air markets, the office of sustainability tables and engages with the NAU community. The discourse created by these interactions bring awareness to campus sustainability and climate action, and educates students about the new Climate Action Plan that is underway.

Climate Action Planning Outreach:
Kickoff with Env. Caucus and City of FLagstaff: April 1, 2019 - 70 individuals
Mitigation Form: Sept 17, 2019 - +100 attendees
4 Worksessions: 2 on campus and 2 off where folks could walk through and recieve more info
Adaptation Form: Nov 21, 2019 - 60 attendees
CAP Survey: Sent to 2000 student, faculty, staff. N=237
Website to survey results: https://in.nau.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/136/2019/10/201901007-CAP-Survey-Results_V2.pdf

CAP feedback slideshow: https://in.nau.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/136/2020/02/2019-Fall-Climate-Action-Campus-Feedback.pdf


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