|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 1, 2011|
Oklahoma City University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign
|5.00 / 5.00||
Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
The name of the campaign(s):
A brief description of the campaign(s):
A program for students with an emphasis on learning about Science Technology and Society with a focus in Ecological Sustainibility.
The Blue Goes Green Website is an online tool that gives updates on sustainability projects on campus and facilitates information for how Oklahoma City University can become a more sustainable campus.
Eco-Week is a week dedicated to the celebration of “earth-stewardship” and involves panel discussions, guest speakers, film viewings, and an overall emphasis on awareness of the necessity of living a sustainable lifestyle.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):
Students take a year long class studying sustainibility.
They took a trip to Greensburg, KS where they helped out at the non-profit GreenTown.
They took many of the things they learned and are proposing them to the school.
They are responsible for completing the STARS reporting tool, and making recommendations to the school to improve.
Blue Goes Green Website consistently provides updates for events promoting sustainability on campus, such as Eco-Week which took place October 25-29, and is a way for students to see what other campus organizations are promoting sustainability. Examples would be Sodexo, the bookstore, and student government.
Eco-Week helped promote sustainability at OCU by bringing in guest speaker Autumn Radle, director of Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability, who spoke on new programs and developments in the metropolitan area in regards to sustainability. Also, promotional films such as Home and Kilowatt Ours were shown and a competition called “Eco-Olympics” took place between residence halls.
The website URL for the campaign:
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