Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.98
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Saint Mary's College of California
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jane Camarillo
Vice Provost for Student Life
Student Life
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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?:
Yes

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?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Flip the Switch

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

Flip-the-Switch was a campus wide, week long competition focused on reducing student energy use within their day to day living environment. The program involved all 22 residence halls on campus. The goal was to measure before and after energy use of the residence halls and report savings in a measurable way. The winning residence hall won free tickets to a campus event.

More info at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/college-goes-green-for-earth-day


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

Measured impact: Seven residence halls cut use by more than 15 percent and Thille Residence Hall won the competition by cutting energy use by 28 percent.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Demand Reduction Campaign

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

SMC participates in a utility Demand Response program with PG&E, the local electricity provider. When the utility requests reduction in energy use, the Facilities Services sends out an all Staff alert, letting people know that a Demand Response has been called. Then SMC Facilities Services communicates to staff the hours of the cut-back. Typically the notification is emailed at approximately 9:00 am for a start time of 3:00 pm.


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

On average, a demand response has resulted in an approximate 38% reduction in energy across campus.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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