Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2016
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Nova Scotia Community College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Martha MacGowan
Project Assistant- Sustainability
Facilities & Engineering
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Pack-it-in, Pack it out (waste campaign)

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

Several years ago NSCC implemented a pack-it-in, pack it out campaign. This campaign has been 'refreshed on a regular basis, using posters and videos.
To measure the effectiveness, twice every academic year (once a semester) NSCC conducts campus wide waste audits to determine waste diversion rates at each campus.
Every NSCC campus has installed recycling stations at strategic locations, and continually updates the signage to communicate the different waste streams. The signs are easy to read so staff and students can properly dispose of their waste in the appropriate stream.
When an audit is conducted many campuses choose to do them in a public space. For example, each year at our 3 campuses in Annapolis Valley the audits are conducted in the gymnasiums.
Student volunteers often assist in the audits teaching them proper waste sorting techniques. For example, at our Lunenburg and Strait Area Campuses the Natural Resources Environmental Technology students assist in the audits.
These audits are not only done to monitor our waste diversion efforts, but to outreach to students and staff to demonstrate proper waste management practices, for home and future work environment.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

In 2012 NSCC diverted 68% of solid waste from Landfill following our campus wide waste audit, now in the most recent waste audit conducted during the 2015/16 academic year our diversion rate has increased to a 75% overall. This demonstrates the audits important and the impact they've had on NSCC's waste management efforts.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Understanding Diversity and Building Bridges

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

In 2015 NSCC launched the 'Understanding Diversity and Building Bridges' campaign. This campaign included a mandatory workshop for all staff to explore and learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion of diverse communities for NSCC.


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

To date approximately 80% of staff have taken the foundational workshop. Although outcomes are difficult to quantify, diversity awareness across the College has increased significantly as diversity becomes a natural part of our inclusive work and learning culture.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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