|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 17, 2011|
The New School
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign
|5.00 / 5.00||
Assistant Director for Sustainability & Energy Management
Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
The name of the campaign(s):
A brief description of the campaign(s):
The Office for Sustainability believes that only through individual effort is a sweeping change possible. Therefore, students, staff and faculty were encouraged to be a part of this university-wide initiative to create an eco-friendly, less wasteful campus. The New School Sustainability Pledge asks those from our community to opt-in to certain actions they will take to help the university become more sustainable.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):
The Office for Sustainability collaborated with ReNew School, the environmental student group on campus, to promote the pledge. The Sustainability Advisory Committee also promoted it. And social media was used to call students' attention to the project. To date, approximately 700 members of the university community have taken the pledge. Those are 700 people who took the time to opt-in to positive actions and become aware of the Office for Sustainability's efforts.
The website URL for the campaign:
While there have been many campaigns addressing sustainability on campus, The New School believes that this credit requires data to support the impact of these campaigns, which we do not have at this time. Efforts will be made to gather this data in the near future.
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