Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.66
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

University of Arkansas
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Eric Boles
Director
Office for 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:
Greek Sustainability Scorecard

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

The Greek Sustainability Scorecard is a competition that is in its 2nd year running. Originally launched in 2018, Sororities and fraternities are critiqued in five different categories; Awareness, Waste Reduction, Efficiency, Innovation, and Biodiversity.


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

The Sororities and Fraternities that participate rewarded with a grading scale from bronze to gold. The Scorecard is always transparent, encouraging the greek life organizations to strengthen their sustainability efforts. The latest resulted concluded with three houses receiving a Gold standard and two more houses receiving a Silver standard.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Active Transportation Campaign

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

The University of Arkansas has been working to improve faculty, staff, and student commuter methods for years. In the 2019 Sustainability Annual Report, a graph shows the transportation improvements from 2014 to 2019. The different categories being critiqued are; Walking, Bicycle, Electric Scooter, Bus, Apartment Shuttle, Motorcycle & Gas Scooter, Carpool and Driving alone. To piggyback on our active transportation campaign, we accelerated our bike share program leading to mutual benefits for both campaigns.


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

In the 2nd year of our bike share program, we had 103,000 rides from 9,950 different commuters. In 2014 we reduced driving alone from 60% to 35%. Which showed increases by 5% in biking, 8% in apartment shuttles, 6% in carpools and event the new category of electric scooters.


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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