Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.92
Liaison Ilda Hershey
Submission Date May 15, 2018
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Oklahoma State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Ilda Hershey
Sustainability Coordinator
OSU Physical Plant
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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:
OSU Energy Management

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

In 2017 we celebrated 10 years of energy conservation for the Stillwater campus. The campaign focuses on behavior change initiatives directed at faculty, staff and students. Promotions and reminders are given to turn off lights and electronics when not in use, abide by temperature settings, close windows when heating/cooling, and other individual behavior-based activities. In addition to campus-wide communications, faculty and staff receive notice cards in their office and students are reached via peer-to-peer, student org. presentations and during new student orientation.


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

Nearly $38 million in energy savings has been realized over the first decade of this campaign.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
America Recycles Day at OSU

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

Several student organizations joined the Sustainability Office for a multi-faceted America Recycles Day campaign that included exhibiting in front the of Student Union with various recycling displays, providing recycle aids as giveaways, conducting an online quiz, and reaching out to other students as well as faculty and staff to formally pledge to recycle more and recycle right on campus. Social media was used before, during and after the main event to complement the campaign.


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

A total of 297 pledges were collected and six student orgs. participated (with 20 volunteers contributing 40+ total volunteer hours on the event day). https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegYYMpXrIBvPT-jWU08m8VMPau20YSnmFKpifUdh7NdD985Q/closedform


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

Outreach is provided in the form of tours as well, such as regular tours of campus sustainability initiatives to Design, Housing & Merchandising classes:


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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