Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.03
Liaison Peter Barker
Submission Date April 27, 2012
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St. John's University, New York
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Thomas Goldsmith
Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
Facilities Services
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
Energy Conservation Challenge; RecycleMania

A brief description of the campaign(s):

In February of 2010 Six dormitories in the Residence Village competed in the first-ever Dashboard® Challenge to reduce electricity consumption. During the competition the University advertised and conducted outreach programs and training on energy consumption and its impact on the Earth, on the University and on students themselves. The energy systems of the residence village were set up for constant tracking amd an online tool was made available to students to follow their efforts in real time. Dashboard® remains available online for residents to monitor their electricity use.

In Jan/ Feb of 2009 and 2010, St. John's University participated in the national RecycleMania competetion to reduce waste and increase recycling. Advertising and outreach was provided to students regarding the benefits of recyling and the consequences of not doing so. Students participated in 'dumpster dives' to monitor recyling around campus, especially that of the staff and administrative departments.

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

Energy use (measured in total and per person kWh) saw a redcution of %%%, which students, faculty and groups can track online. The winning dormitory recieved an award of $$$$$.

During the 10 weeks of RecycleMania 2010 the University recycled an average of 28.2% of its total waste, an increase of 6.4% from the average of 21.8%, the benchmark from the prior year.

The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:

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