Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer deHart
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Unity College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Steve Kahl
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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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
+ Date Revised: Dec. 18, 2014

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Universal water bottles

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

In an effort to reduce the use of bottled water, Student Affairs and Human Resources staff have led the charge to accommodate the use of tap water for drinking on campus. Each incoming class receives a reusable water bottle and student ambassadors promote their use along with information about the impact of bottled water on the environment and our state. Instructors in our first-year seminar have emphasized water generally and bottled water specifically in support of this campaign. New employees are also provided with water bottles as part of their orientation.


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

Over the past two years, every incoming student (totaling nearly 400) and all employees of the college have been provided a stainless steel, refillable water bottle. Public drinking fountains have been outfitted with "gooseneck" fillers and bottled water is no longer served at campus catered events.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Sustainability orientation for employees

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

All new employees receive an orientation to college sustainability at the start of each semester. The new college greenhouse gas reduction and energy plan will receive substantial publicity this year, as it is rolled out to implement the strategic plan that calls for carbon neutrality in 5 years. This campaign is considered useful but there are no quantifiable results available.


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

As an academic community focused on sustainability, the faculty are oriented to the sustainability initiatives on campus so that all students are engaged and educated.


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:
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