Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.85
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Principia College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Shelby Tisinai
Land Stewardship Assistant
Biology and Natural Resources
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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):
RecycleMania

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

For two months the recycling in each of the college dorms (which houses 100% of enrolled students) is gathered and weighed by students, and the results posted in a campus-wide competition for cash and recognition.


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

Every year, the amount of recycling produced increases and the amount of trash decreases as measured by the campus Eco Heads during RecycleMania. Th competition also inspired a student commitment to offer composting in the dorms - and a pilot project has resulted in 50% of all campus dorms now offering entirely student-run kitchen (and in some cases bath hand towel) composting.


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

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

Faculty and staff were solicited to participate in a Book Drive that has resulted in more than 1,000 text/reference and other books finding a new life with our contractor, Better World Books.


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

The Book Drive inspired other actions toward reducing reliance on printed books; e.g., campus phone books are now offered mainly in e-print and a limited number of copies are available each year upon request.


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