Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.70
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Nate Shear
Sustainability Metrics Intern
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Green Cup Challenge

A brief description of the campaign:

Green Cup Challenge is an energy and water reduction competition between UGA's Hill Community Residence Halls. Residence halls receive points each day for four weeks. These points reflect energy and water use compared to the three prior years’ totals during the same time period and for the same residence hall. A third factor considers student participation in up to five educational programs facilitated by University Housing staff and the residence hall community councils. Points were assigned based on 1) most electricity saved, 2) least water used, and 3) most participation in contest events including the kickoff party, two events hosted by the community councils, and a final celebration.

https://housing.uga.edu/site/about_sustainability


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

Green Cup:

In 2014, Lipscomb Hall saved the most electricity with an average savings of 13.28% less energy used per day. Hill Hall cut back on water use the most by using an average of 27.93 gallons per student per day. No event participation data could be found for this year. Between electricity and water point totals, Mell Hall earned the most points by finishing 2nd for both categories.

In 2015, Lipscomb Hall consumed the least amount of electricity, saving an average of 20.62% compared to years past. Hill Hall used the least amount of water by averaging 24.79 gallons used per student per day. The Church-Hill-Boggs halls recorded more participation than Lipscomb and Mell. Mell Hall won the 2015 Green Cup by receiving the most overall points for finishing 2nd in both water and electricity savings.

In 2016, Lipscomb Hall saved the most electricity, by saving an average of 18.36% and an average usage of 6.90 kW per student per day. Hill Hall saved the most water by averaging 26.35 gallons per student per day. Lipscomb Hall had the most event participation with 43 sign-ins. After all points were tallied Hill Hall received the most points by saving the most water and placing 3rd in electricity savings, earning Hill Hall the 2016 Green Cup.

In 2017, Lipscomb Hall used the least amount of energy and saved 3.13% and they used 31.35 gallons of water per student. Mell Hall used the least amount of water with 30.07 gallons per student.

In 2018, Lipscomb saved the most electricity with saving 12.79% and they used 30.89 gallons of water per student. Mell Hall used the least amount of water by using 26.76 gallons per student and they saved 4.59 % of electricity. Lipscomb had the most in person participation and Church Hall had the most social media participation. Mell hall was the winner of the Green Cup.

In 2019, Lipscomb Hall saved the most electricity at 20.95% and used 32.797 gallons per person. Hill hall used the least amount of water at 27.094 gallons per student and saved 6.86% electricity. Lipscomb participated the most in the in person events and Lipscomb and Hill participated the most on social media. Lipscomb Hall was the winner of the Green Cup.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate

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

Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate is an end of the year move-out donation drive and landfill diversion event. We collect unwanted items from residents and donate those items to local and regional organizations.

Residents are provided with convenient donation areas at each residence hall from for approximately ten days at the end of the spring semester to leave unwanted items. During Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate, all items left in a donation area will be diverted from the landfill and given to local and regional organizations in need.

Students and staff volunteer to organize collection areas and transport donated items.


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

2015, approximately 57,000 pounds of donations collected
2016, approximately 73,000 pounds of donations collected
2017, approximately 55,000 pounds of donations collected
2018, 50,705 pounds of donations collected
2019, roughly 52,000 pounds of donations collected

Website: https://housing.uga.edu/site/about_sustainability


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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