Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Molly Johnson
Submission Date Aug. 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

The New School
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Molly Craft Johnson
Sustainability Associate
Tishman Environment & Design Center
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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:
NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability's Zero Waste Challenge

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

The New School started the Zero Waste Challenge with a baseline diversion rate of 17.8% by weight, and set a goal to reach 50% diversion over a three month period. Students were informed through the Tishman Center blog and newsletter, as well as by an announcement on their my.newschool online account page. Signs were hung in both campus cafes to show progress over the twelve weeks. In particular, students were encouraged to compost all food waste and compostable to-go containers.


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

Participation in the Zero Waste Challenge contributed to a 25% increase in composting on campus for the year.


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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 other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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