Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.94
Liaison Lisa Kawai
Submission Date June 5, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Soka University of America
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Michelle Hobby-Mears
Director of Student Activities and Residential Life
Student Activities and Residential Life
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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?:
No

Name of the campaign:
SSU Sustainability Committee Residential Life Energy Challenge

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

The Residential Life Energy Challenge was a three week competition that occurred in February 2017. Before the challenge, baseline measurements were recorded for one week of energy use in each of the eight residence halls; over the next three week period, students were encouraged to reduce energy use from the baseline. The winning hall was determined by calculating the energy reduction per person from the baseline.
Engagement materials included posters and an informational video. Residential Assistants were encouraged to promote the Energy Challenge within their halls.


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

The total energy usage of all residence halls went from a total of 37125.3 kW-hr during the baseline week to 36714.6 kW-hr in the last challenge week, reducing our energy usage by 410.7 kW-hr.


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A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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