Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.08
Liaison Leah Ceperley
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Dayton
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Leah Ceperley
Sustainability Reporting and Assessment Specialist
Facilities Management / Hanley Sustainability Institute
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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:
Dining Services Composting Program

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

Dining Services operates a food and dining waste diversion program. Faculty, students, and staff are targeted with information about composting in all main dining facilities and some smaller venues. Dining Services has put together educational displays, printed materials and table tents explaining the logistics of the program, and why we feel it is an important part of sustainability.


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

Waste leaving as trash has declined since the beginning of the compost initiative; more than 200 tons of organics are kept out of the landfill each year, and more than 50 tons are kept on campus and turned into mulch/fertilizer. Since summer 2017 Facilities Management, Dining Services, and the Hanley Sustainability Institute have been exploring options for on-campus composting of this material. At least 10 students have participated in research or pilot program activities related to on-campus composting since the beginning of the academic year. Another seven students have worked with these groups to explore expanding the waste diversion program to UD Arena so that the facility can achieve a zero-waste status.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Bike to Work Month

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

Bike Month Events on Campus are planned by a volunteer committee of bicycle enthusiasts. Anyone who is passionate about cycling is invited to the table. The goal of the UD Bike Committee which promotes the Bike Month programs is to build the reputation of the University of Dayton as an employer that supports community building through healthy and sustainable lifestyles. The committee engages faculty, staff, students and the wider community to promote bike awareness and safety and encourage wellness, eco-responsibility and livable communities. The UD Campus Wellness program supports these efforts by offering bike check-outs for students and others to borrow bicycles for recreation and off-site communting.

The committee does more than just promote Bike Month and Bike to Work Day. It also holds events for different constituent groups to encourage leisure and commuter riding, educate about bike safety, gear and repair, and encourage the building of a community of riders on and off campus.


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

The Bike-to-Work Challenge has increased participation over 5% over the past 5 years. This includes several first-place finishes for number of participants in the FiveRiver MetroParks challenges, for highest number of participants. The UD Bike Committee has also grown and now represents many parts of the university community and includes student representation, for the first time.

Bike check-out use has also increased over the past five years. A 150% (from 2700 to 4300) increase in bike check-outs indicates more students using bikes for getting off-campus and for recreation.


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:

Green Kiosk at Kennedy Union: Green Kiosk
The Green Kiosk, launched Spring 2016, allows students and staff to view real-time and historical sustainability data like energy use and carbon emissions. Nearly buildings on campus are connected to the system via Setra electricity submeters. A public touchscreen kiosk is located in Kennedy Union dining hall. The data is also publicly accessible at http://www.bedashboard.com/Kiosk/Home/Index/17713/5423/rollover and facilities management provides user access upon request to more granular metering data through Johnson Controls. At least one graduate-level engineering course is regularly using this data for projects and homework assignments related to campus energy use.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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