Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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University of California, Santa Cruz
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Shauna Casey
Sustainability Programs Manager
Sustainability Office
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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

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Cool Campus Challenge

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

The Cool Campus Challenge was a year-long coordinated system-wide online campaign and competition between ten University of California campuses focusing on behavior change around energy use and emissions.


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

585 staff, 46 faculty, 883 students and 233 lab employees or a total of 1514 individuals from UCSC participated in the online challenge to commit to specific behaviors, totaling 6,753,014 metric tons of emissions reductions. UCSC also had the highest points per individual participant among all UC's.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Real Food Challenge

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

The purpose of the national Real Food Challenge campaign is to increase the procurement of real food on college and university campuses, with the national goal of 20% real food by 2020. UCSC has met this national goal and set a higher bar for itself, committing to 40% real food by 2020. Our efforts include student organizations, dining services, procurement business & contracts, faculty, academic and administrative centers on campus, and community partners through a campus Food Systems Working Group (FSWG). FSWG works to implement the RFC campaign in addition to UC wide and UCSC policy goals related to our food and agricultural systems.


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

The campaign seeks to increase procurement of real food in campus dining halls to 40% by 2020. At present we are at 34% Real Food, hosted over 60 food and farming events per annum reaching thousands of students and campus affiliates, maintain ongoing assessment and analysis of food procurement involving student interns, and more!
Our reporting weaves into UC Wide and Campus Sustainability Plans. Our annual UC Wide report can be found at:

http://sustainability.universityofcalifornia.edu/goals.html


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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