Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.69
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date July 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Raritan Valley Community College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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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:
Ridesharing Campaign

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

Our Sustainability Intern is piloting a new ridesharing app for RVCC students. She has reached out the all students on multiple occasions and in multiple ways to find participants.


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

While about 60 students signed up to use the app (exceeding the minimum goal of 50), we do not have many students using it regularly.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Recycling Campaign

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

All employees were given new recycling bins for their offices, with small bagless trash "buddy bins" attached. An illustrated instruction sheet was provided with each bin. Emails were also sent to support the program. Employees are now expected to empty their own bins into the hallway bins, which include recycling bins. New sets of hallway bins were provided to make this easier for employees.


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

Campus recycling of bottles and cans doubled.


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

The Environmental Club initiated a "Take Back the Tap" campaign to encourage the use of reusable bottles and campus bottle filling stations instead of bottled water. They have a petition to end the sale of bottled water on campus, and over 600 people have signed. Some club members spoke about the campaign in multiple classrooms.


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