Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.79
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date June 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Denver
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
4.00 / 4.00 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainbility
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Has the institution held a 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 a 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:
Food Pantry Fundraising Campaign for Staff

A brief description of the campaign:

In fall 2019, the DU Advancement office ran a faculty and staff crowdfunding campaign that included the DU Food Pantry as a beneficiary. Additionally, the annual Night at the Zoo event donated $5 from every purchased ticket (over 3000) to the DU Food Pantry.


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

The DU Food Pantry was able to get a huge boost in funding, which allowed it to upgrade the space, purchase more food for users, and hire more students to run the space. http://du.edu/sustainability/content/sustainability-du-food-pantry


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
DU It in the Dark

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

DU It in the Dark is the annual Energy Challenge hosted by the Center for Sustainability every year. In years past, this was a competition to reduce energy by residence hall, but it is now run as an individual pledge campaign to take small steps towards reducing personal energy consumption.


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

Students are asked to take a pre-survey that asks about their behaviors and then asks them to make a pledge to improve 1-3 areas of their behavior over the month. At the end of the month, they are re-surveyed about their change in behavior, to what extent they stuck with it, and what they learned doing the challenge. http://du.edu/sustainability/content/sustainability-energy-programs


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:

Renter Efficiency Program for Students (REPS) bring trained student auditors to off-campus rentals where other students live to perform energy audits and to make energy efficiency upgrades in the home. The auditors discuss a number of behavior changes that the residents can make to reduce their energy consumption and their utilities bills.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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