|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||Dec. 13, 2015|
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
|4.00 / 4.00||
Student Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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?:
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?:
The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):
Teams of four compete in a four-week competition aimed at improving both physical wellness and sustainability by encouraging faculty, staff, and students to get to where there going using no or low carbon forms of transportation. Points are for no/low carbon trips, days without using an elevator, cardio exercise, and other positive behaviors. To help people become more comfortable with no or low carbon forms of transportation, a number of events are sponsored during the competition (e.g., trolley rides, bike trips, bus trips). Points are also given for participating in these events.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):
In 2013, 32 students, faculty and staff participated in the BGGA. They reported at 899 points over the four-week competition. Results for 2014 could not be found at this time.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The Winter Shut Down is an effort to drastically reduce the utilities used on campus over Winter Break while providing staff with additional time away from campus for renewal. There is a pre- and post- educational effort. Before shut down, candy canes are distributed to all students, faculty and staff. A checklist of things to do in offices/res hall rooms is attached to the candy cane. After shut down, information about the success of the effort is shared with campus.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Comparing December utility usage to the baseline years of 2008-2010, Transylvania has reduced its December: water usage by 23.7%; natural gas consumption by 44.7%; and purchased electricity by 31.2%. These reductions have resulted in an average savings on December utilities of 23.10%.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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