|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 4, 2015|
Saint John's University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
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Office of Sustainability
Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):
This institution participated in the Energy Challenge during the month of February. The various residence halls on campus competed against each other to see who could decrease their energy consumption the most throughout the month. Students were educated about how to best conserve energy. The results for each hall for each week were posted in a public location so the results could be tracked.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):
Overall the energy use decreased throughout the month, demonstrating a positive effect. The competition led to decreased energy consumption and increased awareness about sustainability. The competition aspect allowed students to have an incentive to decrease energy use.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
This project is similar to the spring energy challenge, but it is more focused. It only involves the first-year residents. They compete to conserve electricity usage. The competition included education about ways to conserve and be more efficient. The building which reduced electricity consumption by the greatest amount received a prize. The campaign also pushed our green room certification program. The floor with the highest percentage of green certified rooms won a prize.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
We had a significant increase in the number of rooms which are certified through our green room certification program. Additionally, 561 kWh were saved during the week.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
Recycling, food waste reduction education, and other such campaigns have also been carried out. These have focused on the broader campus community including all students, faculty and staff.
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