|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 4, 2016|
Oregon State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
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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?:
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?:
The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):
A partnership between Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative, the Coffee Cup Coup was a year-long initiative to encourage students, faculty and staff to abandon disposable coffee cups and bring a reusable mug to campus. The student Waste Watchers team hosted events where students received a free reusable mug and pledged to use it regularly. The also hosted events offering free coffee to students with reusable mugs, and a ‘Get Caught Green Handed’ campaign acknowledging students randomly for using reusable mugs. Campus coffee outlets partnered to offer a $0.25 discount for customers who brought reusable mugs.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):
Data show a possible decrease in the use of disposable coffee cups as a result of this campaign, but further statistical analysis is needed. The Sustainability Office and Campus Recycling will work with food outlets to get longer trend data.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
OSU opened a new Student Experience Center to house student government, Diversity & Cultural Engagement, Student Media, the Craft Center, and Student Leadership & Involvement. The Student Sustainability Initiative offered all building occupants, particularly faculty, staff and students employed to work in the building, a reusable water bottle and mouse pad with sustainability tips as welcome gifts upon move-in. The building has a sustainable focus with water bottle refill stations equipped with counters on each floor and bottled water vending only in the building’s basement.
Additionally, sustainability has been a core focus of the Student Experience Center since the building’s inception and one result is a stewardship guide for those who work in the building.
The OSU Sustainability Office, SEC designers, and SEC architects have integrated sustainability values through building features and design as a gathering place for students and the OSU community. The space is designed to be open and inclusive, creating an environment for innovative collaborations to emerge.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Broad specific measurements from the SEC Water Bottle Campaign and Stewardship Guide rollout were not available at the time of this writing, but data are being tracked on water bottle refill station use in the building. After at least one or two years of occupancy, we expect more measurable parameters to be available.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
RecycleMania is a national and civil war recycling competition between universities that runs for eight weeks every winter term. Oregon State Campus Recycling coordinates a resident hall recycling competition along with other events during the duration of the event.