Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.83
Liaison James Vollrath
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2019
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Texas State University, San Marcos
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 James Vollrath
Director
Office of 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:
Bobcats Give Back

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

Bobcats Give Back is a donation program focused on alleviating trash issues during move out. Clothing, non-perishable food, small appliances, pet supplies, hygiene goods, and furniture can be donated. The program was ran at select locations on campus from May 6 - 15, 2019. The program was ran again at area apartments from July 12 - 27, 2019.


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

735 pounds of clothing was collected from the two collection sites on campus.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Sustainable Partnerships Workshop

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

Texas State's Office of Sustainability hosted a gathering of campus sustainability partners to foster a sense of community and to advance the state of sustainability at Texas State through the dissemination of information and collaboration with the Office of Sustainability. By sponsoring this event, the Office of Sustainability will gain notoriety, and be a part of a larger collaborative movement to address environmental shortcomings. Empowering and involving people on campus will hopefully spread the message of environmental stewardship to a wider audience through collaborative partnerships and increase enthusiasm for future sustainability gatherings. The event occurred on April 24, 2019, in the LBJ Student Center.


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

A total of 36 staff, students, and faculty attended the discussion panel and luncheon. The feedback on the event was highly positive. A post-event survey was sent out to all participants.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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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