Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.70
Liaison Carl Powell
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ringling College of Art and Design
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Tammy Walsh
Dean of Students
Student Life
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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:
Student Government Association's "Green Week"

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

Ringling College Student Government Association teamed up with a variety of staff to dedicate an entire week to promoting education on sustainable options. The week started with a cardboard art show installation, in which students made art work out of used cardboard, to show that there is still purpose to what some may consider trash. Students then planted seeds, to start small plants growth in they could either do outside, or in a pot to place in Residence Hall rooms. The Association also made reusable tote bags, that was exchanged for 10 plastic bags. There was also a volunteer project at the Orange Blossom Community Garden. The events from this week was available for faculty, staff and students. It continues to be an annual event.


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

Before the campaign, lots of cardboard/plastic bags were being thrown in the large dumpsters on campus. This week increased the amount of products being reused for projects, or cardboard being properly recycled. It also brought awareness to taking reusable totes to the grocery store, which many students still use their totes for.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
10:10 Reduce, Reuse, and Refill Program

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

"Ringling College student group 10:10 conducted an outreach campaign to decrease the consumption of bottled water on campus by continued awareness. This program included:
A t-shirt design contest https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.105040149560382.7386.104582029606194&type=3;
A promotional video entitled Water Changes Everything http://youtu.be/BCHhwxvQqxg;
An installation entitled One Drop, where students deposited the water bottles they used for one month into recycling bins that were made into a hanging installation on campus. Over 1900 water bottles were collected http://vimeo.com/35357813#at=0;
Developing a program with the Kimbrough Library at Ringling College and a declaration of support to the program and helping students find resources pertaining to water http://libraryvoices.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/ringling-10-10-aqua-week-water-resources/;
Type Club design contest focused on water bottle reduction https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.219597571437972.58549.104582029606194&type=3;
A documentary screening of HOME https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.423231971074530.103336.104582029606194&type=1;
And established a local business partnership with Tervis Tumbler, who donated 1300 reusable green tumblers or cups https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.403192236411837.97259.104582029606194&type=3
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Before the campaign, water bottles were sold at multiple locations on campus. After the campaign, bottled water sales dropped. Since bottled water sales decreased after the outreach campaign, the institution can demonstrate that the campaign led to a measurable, positive impact on its sustainability performance. In addition and because of the success of the program and student interest, the institution also committed to purchasing 5 water-bottle friendly drinking fountains that were installed in several locations across campus.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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