Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.09
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2011
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Raritan Valley Community College
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
Bus Service and Ridership Campaign

A brief description of the campaign(s):

Due to budget cuts, WHEELS bus service to RVCC was stopped in late May 2010. In April, RVCC survey collected input from students and staff to advocate for bus service. RVCC worked closely with Somerset County RideWise to establish the CAT-2R shuttle in late June 2010. To increase shuttle ridership and reduce parking lot congestion, posters were posted on campus throughout the year, a second survey was conducted in December 2010, free bus tickets were distributed at student orientation, and bus information and schedules were made available (via email, on the RVCC web site, and on campus). In June 2011, Somerset County started a second shuttle, the CAT-2R.

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

Due to student involvement and bus ridership, RVCC went from having no bus service to two bus routes in Somerset County.

The website URL for the campaign:

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