Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.59
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

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 a 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 a 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:
Sustainable Food

A brief description of the campaign:

In Spring 2022, the Environmental Club surveyed students about their interest in sustainable food options and reported it to the administration to inform the development of an RFP for a dining services contract.


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

They received 585 responses, with significant interest in sustainable food options. The students presented a summary of the responses to the VP of Finance to inform the RFP for dining services for 2022-2025. The survey and results are available here
https://forms.office.com/pages/designpagev2.aspx?subpage=design&id=aKkS4hV8qEuNzXhgLP7fgSnLHm1Iq5BEm9PGcRE5B5hUMkE0U09HMkc4Vlc4RVM5S0Y0OFNGS00yNS4u&analysis=true


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Recycling/Composting Campaign

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

In spring 2022, student interns, volunteers, and the Environmental Club ran an educational pledge campaign to get students to sort their waste properly. As a result of feedback from the campaign, clearer stickers and signs were posted. (New organics bin lids were ordered and new educational videos were created, but they have not been put in place yet.)


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

Feedback from the campaign led RVCC interns to improve signage and bin tops and create educational videos for student orientation. Recycling and organics contamination in the cafeteria and cafe was reduced. 44 students signed the pledge.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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