|Submission Date||April 5, 2019|
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
|2.00 / 4.00|
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? :
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?:
Name of the campaign:
A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:
One of the training activities consisted in the elaboration of a document where the trainees should list a concrete set of improvements and practices of environmental performance of the organization in its various components (water, waste, energy, etc.), including not only the but also those of CLAs. This same document was sent to the top management of the organization.
Also in the scope of this training, the trainees were asked to complete a questionnaire that had as objective the evaluation by the employees about the environmental performance of the public organization where they work (Open University), also including a self-assessment of some of their individual behaviors.
The campaign adressed 10 trainees and the questionnaire was answered by 7 trainees,
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
The results of the questionnaire showed the perceptions of the employees in regard to the sustainability issues, althought it was not a representative sample of the employees, the trends summarized ina document were sent to the administration board of the institution creating a comunication chanel that enable a knowlegdge that could benefit all. The results are summaried below:
- The employees consider that the voluntary evaluation of the environmental performance by the employees will have an impact on the management and decision of the UAb;
- There is also a good way forward for the organization to improve its environmental performance, in particular in terms of energy efficiency, reduction of waste production and recycling and noise;
- There is awareness of environmental issues and pro-environmental behavior in the employees who responded to the questionnaire, but there is also room for improvement, particularly in the area of waste reduction and recycling;
- There is a high variability of the answers, but it can be due to the fact that the respondents work in different buildings and localities.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):
In May 2016, fifteen people from the Open University community - students, teaching and non-teaching staff -joined the 1st DreamLab, a meeting space created
to try new ways of dialogue and collaboration, dreaming of a holistic integration of sustainability in various activities of the Open University.
The 2nd DreamLab in September2016 counted on the support of the trainer and social innovator Virgílio Varela, expert in collaborative methodologies and one of
principal trainers at Dragon Dreaming in Portugal and Mozambique.
The DreamLabs at Uab were provided by Antje Disterheft, with a PhD in Social Sustainability from the UAb, new collaborative methods and dreaming of more
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The impacts of the campaign have not been measured has it was a experience program to let know diferent aproaches in the sustainability perspective.
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:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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