Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.27
Liaison Linda Kogan
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kimberly Reeves
Sustainability Programs Manager
Sustainability Office
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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:
Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN)

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

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) has been a consistent, collaborative campaign with Residence Life & Housing and the Office of Sustainability for the past five years. For the month of February, weekly events were hosted to encourage residential students to reduce their energy consumption. These events included: UCCS Unplugged (acoustic performances), Less is S’more, the Energy on Your Plate, Earth Hour, and Upcycled Crafts. Students were encouraged to pledge to unplug for a certain number of hours every day. Student staff tabled and championed social media marketing for the month in both residential villages.


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

In 2014, there was a 1.88% overall reduction of electricity. In 2015, they saw a reduction of 1.12% of electricity reduction with 232 students attending the various events. 2016 had an overall electricity reduction of 3.19% and 97 students attending events. In 2017, there was a 2.2% overall reduction of electricity and 74 students that attended two events. The posters for the 2015 CCN were awarded the ‘Best Outreach Posters’ by Lucid. http://ccn.lucidconnects.com/2015-poster-contest-results/


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

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (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 sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:

The Office of Sustainability holds a number of other campaigns each year including, Bike Month to encourage and reward bike commuting, and Ditch the Dumpster for Move-out giving and recycling to increase diversion from landfills, and Clean the Stream 3 times per year for the UCCS adopted waterway section.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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