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Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Santa Clara University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Director
Center for Sustainability
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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):
Residence Energy Challenge

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

The Residence Energy Challenge is a month-long energy-saving competition between residence halls. Momentum events occur throughout the challenge, including a campus-wide Zero-Power Hour and an acoustic music "un-plugged" performance to kick-off the challenge. The residence hall that uses the least amount of electricity wins (as compared to it's historical electricity use, adjusted per capita)! Prizes are also awarded to the residence hall with the most enthusiastic residents.

Standings are reported weekly during the competition, through the student newspaper (The Santa Clara) and through the all-student weekly email "This Week at SCU." The Energy Challenge is held every February.


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

Residents typically save over 17,000 kWh of electricity over the period of the challenge. The Center for Sustainability actively engaged over 5% of campus residents at momentum events, though many more residents are aware of the challenge and involved in the challenge within their residence halls.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Swap for Good

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

Swap for Good is a clothing donation and exchange for students, staff, and faculty of Santa Clara University that seeks to serve the needs of local community organizations, such as the women and children of the local Home Safe shelters in Santa Clara and San Jose who would benefit from the collection of women and children's clothing.

This campaign also seeks to educate about homelessness and provide donations for related programs in a sustainable fashion.


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

Last year, approximately 150 campus users swapped at the 1-day pop-up store and 800 lbs of un-swapped clothes were donated to Hope Services, a local organization assisting those with developmental disabilities.


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

The Hoofprint Challenge
Campus Recreation developed a campaign to bring awareness to behavior changes that can contribute to reducing carbon emissions. After calculating Club Sports' Greenhouse Gas emissions for competition travel during the 2012-2013 academic year, the total emissions equated 263 tons of carbon dioxide being emitted. In efforts to lower the total club sports emissions for 2013-2014, Campus Recreation is engaging the entire campus by quantifying small, medium, and large impact behaviors and challenging students and staff to do enough to "offset" the emissions from club sports. The challenge is divided into four categories: Energy Saving, Waste Reduction, Water Conservation, and Miscellaneous Actions. By taking the survey and pledge, faculty, staff, and students commit to help make our campus a more sustainable one. The challenge is ongoing until we have offset all of the emissions.

As of February 2014 faculty, staff, and student pledges amounted to 126.8875 tons of CO2e.
http://www.scu.edu/recreation/department/sustainability/hoofprint.cfm


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