Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Milan Stijepovic
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Warren Biggins
Sustainability Manager
Robert Redford Conservancy
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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):
PowerDown

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

PowerDown
As part of Campus Conservation Nationals, Pitzer and the other 5C colleges compete in a three-week energy reduction competition called PowerDown. To make students aware of the competition, the Sustainability Manager and the student environmental group EcoCenter conduct outreach to all students on energy conservation methods and host a series of educational events.


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

In the 2014 - 2015 school year, Pitzer students reduced their energy consumption during the PowerDown competition by 6.4%.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
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The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
ReRoom

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

ReRoom Initiative
Born in the Spring of 2013, the ReRoom Initiative is a campus-based student-led initiative that aims to promote a culture of sustainability through the collection and reuse of used items (mini-fridges, microwaves, tables, chairs, electronics, lamps, posters, fans, school supplies, cleaning supplies and much more) donated by Pitzer College residents and staff at the end of each academic year. To encourage donations, ReRoom staff and the Sustainability Manager conduct extensive outreach to students, faculty, and staff, via social media, flyers and posters, and emails during the time leading up to the collections at the end of every semester.


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

During the spring collection of 2015, ReRoom staff collected enough donations of used items to fill four shipping containers (dimensions: 20' L x 8.5' H x 8.0' W). These items were then held until the start of the fall semester and resold to incoming and returning students over the course of three sales. In total, these ReRoom sales generated over $6,300 in sales, some of which will go to fund the Pitzer Green Initiative Fund, and diverted tons of waste from the landfill.


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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