Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.45
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Calgary
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Taryn Meyers
Manager, Engagement
Office of 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:
PowerOFF Challenge

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

Power OFF Challenge is a four-week energy-use reduction campaign in January/February, challenging students, faculty and staff to turn off lights, shut down computers when not in use and to make other simple choices to reduce the total energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for the university. While the campaign is a campus-wide event, the Office of Sustainability focused an intense effort on promoting the campaign in 7 buildings. Staff sustainability coordinators were engaged several times before and throughout the campaign to sustain momentum, and a student-run information booth traveled between the buildings to further engage all building occupants, meeting with approximately 50 staff and 450 students throughout the campaign. The campaign ran during three weeks of the 2016 winter semester.


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

Total electricity consumption in the 7 buildings was tracked during the campaign and compared to weeks 2-5 of the 2015 winter semester. We observed a 1.8% reduction in electricity consumption in those buildings over the course of the campaign, or approximately 34,400 kWh. That's enough energy saved during the campaign to power more than 4 Canadian homes for a year.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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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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