Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jessa Gagne
Submission Date April 22, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Stonehill College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jessa Gagne
Energy Manager
Operations & Finance
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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):
Stop the Drop Water Conservation Campaign

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

Twice per year Residence Life, in conjunction with the Environmental Stewardship Council, hosts a “Stop the Drop” campaign. This contest is conducted between all the residence halls on campus to see which hall is able to decrease its water use the most, by percent, from the prior month.


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

In the fall of 2013, Holy Cross Center decreased their water usage by a remarkable 30%, and overall consumption in the residence halls dropped by 161,432 gallons during the month of October. Holy Cross Center won again in the fall of 2014 by decreasing their water consumption by 16%, which is nearly 35,000 gallons in one month in just this one residence hall.


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

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

Recyclemania, a friendly competition for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities on campus. During the 2014 competition, 461 colleges and universities nationwide recovered 89.1 million pounds of organic and recyclable materials.


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

In the Grand Champion category, Stonehill recycled 29.29% of all our waste. For the Per Capita Classic category, Stonehill recycled the equivalent of 26.51 lbs. of material/person. In the Gorilla competition, Stonehill recycled a total of 82,420 lbs. of materials during the 8 weeks of competition.


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

Grab the Green is a campaign first initiated by by a small group of students to encourage faculty, staff and students to use reusable to-go containers, instead of plastic, disposable ones. The week prior to the even, a table is set up outside the main cafeteria promoting the use of reusable containers and providing a limited number of them for free. During “Grab the Green” week no disposable to-go containers available, instead reusable to-go containers were provided and given to students to use.
In the fall of 2012, 63,219 disposable containers were used. After the fall 2013 campaign, only 50,971 disposable containers had been used in the same time period. The campaign in 2013 resulted in a reduction 20% or 12,248 disposable containers. As a follow up to the Grab the Green Week, disposable containers were measured again in January 2014 to determine if the change in behavior was long lasting. The comparison of January 2013 vs. January 2014 clearly showed the campaign has been successful and will be continued in the years to come. In January 2013 18,888 disposable containers were used, while in January 2014 only 16,960 disposable containers were used. Grab the Green week now occurs once per semester to further the campaign to reduce the usage of disposable to-go containers.


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