Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Rochester Institute of Technology
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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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:
Zero Waste GPC

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

As part of a campaign management class, students proposed a campaign strategy to make the new RIT ice arena zero waste. Many of the proposed strategies were implemented and RIT is now working to make the Gene Polisseni Center (GPC) a zero waste facility.


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

This has become a very popular volunteer opportunity for student clubs. One fraternity even received recognition from their national organization for their involvement in the program.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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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:

RIT Student Government established a platform called Paw Prints, that enables students to advocate for changes on campus. Sustainability has it's own tag as there are often campaigns posted that are sustainability related, such as banning plastic bags, expanding reusable togo containers on campus, etc. The Student Government Sustainability Committee utilizes paw print campaigns to determine their annual charges.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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A Green Greeks campaign is currently in development.

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