Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.26
Liaison Jennifer deHart
Submission Date March 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Unity College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Stacey Hachey
Administrative Assistant
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:
Take Back the Tap

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

In an effort to reduce the use of bottled water, Student Activities and Sustainability 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 reusable water bottles as part of their orientation.


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

Over the past four years, every incoming student and all employees of the college have been provided a refillable water bottle. Public drinking fountains have been outfitted with "gooseneck" fillers or replaced by water coolers hooked up to the water line. Bottled water is no longer served at campus catered events or sold on campus.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Earth Week

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

Multiple departments collaborate to plan and execute a week of sustainability themed events targeted to the campus community. The events aim to garner participation from students and the surrounding community about a variety of issues related to sustainability, from food, fair trade, and carbon footprint to transportation, ecology, and reuse.


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

In 2018, over 130 members of the college and local community attended the earth day fair on sustainable eating and other actions; more than ever before.


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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