Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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):
RecycleMania

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

RecycleMania is a friendly nationwide recycling competition among more than 400 colleges and universities that provides the campus community with a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction. Over a 10-week period, campuses compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. This is addressed to students and employees.
The Office of Sustainability coordinates many activities during the 10 week period to increase our diversion rates including an annual Mt. Trashmore, tabling event, and housing contests.


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

The RecycleMania program fostered community and educated residents in both housing villages about what items should be recycled, composted, or labeled landfill items.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Greening of the Office

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

The purpose of Greening of the Office (GOTO) is to identify opportunities to improve building occupant comfort and provide a better work environment for employees while reducing measurable energy use and GHG emissions from user conservation behavior. Faculty and staff members engage in a GOTO survey provided by students from the Office of Sustainability. Departmental summary results will be posted to the Department Scores web page. Furthermore, suggestions are made for office improvements like de-lamping, task lighting, daylighting, etc.


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

Each individual and department who completes the GOTO survey will receive a sign with the GOTO logo to be displayed in their office, indicating their successful participation in the program which encourages participants to continue striving toward more sustainable habits. Employee's awareness about becoming more sustainable have increased which can be demonstrated via an increase of requests for participation in the program.


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

The Office of Sustainability holds a number of other campaigns each year including Campus Conservation Nationals to reduce energy use in housing, Bike Month to encourage and reward bike commuting, and Move-out giving and recycling to increase diversion from landfills.


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