Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.15
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Sewanee - The University of the South
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Lauren Newman
Sustainability Fellows Coordinator
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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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:
Cap the Tap

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

During November 2017, the Environmental Residents hosted a campus-wide water usage competition called Cap the Tap. For the entire month of November, the ERs monitored each of the residence halls' water usage (in gallons per person per day) and posted a leaderboard so that dorms could keep track of their progress. The ERs placed sticky notes around dorms across campus to remind students to be mindful of their water usage. The residence hall with the lowest average water usage by the end of the competition received a hot cocoa party.


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

The total water consumed by residence halls dropped by over 69,000 gallons between October and November. Residents were equipped with a guide including 5 ways to limit their water consumption via email at the start of the competition.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Move Out Waste Diversion

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):

The Environmental Residents have organized 2 Move Out Waste Diversion efforts since 2016-2017 academic year. This effort organizes a collection of clothes, furniture, appliances, unused toiletries, etc. from students and the greater Sewanee community to be donated to several local charities to reduce the amount of still usable items ending up in landfills. This is a collaborative effort involving chiefly the Environmental Residents, Custodial Staff within Facilities Management, and the Office of Civic Engagement.


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

Attached you can find a detailed report on the waste diversion effort from 2017. Some highlights from the report include: 4 local charities (The Hospitality Shop, Folks at Home, Goodwill, and Good Samaritan) received donations that filled two and a half 15 foot U-Haul trucks and 35 fifty gallon bags of clothes were donated!


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:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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