Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.64
Liaison Kimberly Post
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2022

STARS v2.2

Saint Joseph's College - ME
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kimberly Post
Community-Based Learning Director
Community-Based Learning
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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:
April/ Earth Week Celebration

A brief description of the campaign:
Each April a variety of campaigns are held during Earth Week, from a dorm energy contest (to see which building can reduce its electricity use the most) to the annual Sustainability Festival. A campus cleanup is always organized by the EcoReps. The annual Sustainability Festival, planned and implemented by the EcoReps and the Center for Sustainable Communities, serves as an interactive, educational, and entertaining outlet for promoting the College’s commitment to environmentally-conscious living. Student groups, including the Student Government Association, participate, and faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding community are invited.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
All buildings typically show a reduction in electricity use when we compare use during the contest to the weeks before the contest. The winning buildings will often reduce electricity use by nearly 15% during the contest. We always ask people to continue with energy saving behavior when the contest is over.

Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Campus Sustainability Month

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The month includes campaigns and awareness activities almost every day. Some examples include craft activities using recycled items, a month long GoMaine contest (held with the rest of the state) to see who can cut their fossil fuel use (transportation-specific) the most, eco-films, lectures, and a community prayer for the Earth.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Impact tends to be more anecdotal than measured, but the month-long campaign has become part of our institutional fabric.

A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
SGA (Student Government) hosts and annual Earth Day cleanup of Whites Bridge Road.

Additional documentation to support the submission:
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