Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.21
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Oregon State University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:
Coffee Cup Coup

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

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:

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 website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Kilowatt Crackdown: Electricity Reducing Competition in Residence Halls

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

The Kilowatt Crackdown was a month long competition with weekly tips on how to reduce electricity consumption. The Eco-reps of five residence halls educated residents in their halls about how to turn out the lights, walk the stairs, unplug electronics, and more energy saving tips.

The goal with the Kilowatt Crackdown was to get students involved and educated about electricity usage, and empower them on ways they can make a change, and reduce their personal electricity usage!


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

Four out of five residence halls showed an average decreased in electricity consumption that ranged from -0.5% to 3.5%. One residence hall showed an increase in electricity consumption of 0.8%


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:

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.


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