Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.46
Liaison Brandon Raco
Submission Date Sept. 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Guelph
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00
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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:
Choose to Reuse

A brief description of the campaign:

Choose to Reuse was launched in fall of 2019 encouraging students, faculty and staff to choose a reusable mug, or take out container as opposed to a single-use container. The campaign was hosted on digital dashboards throughout buildings and shared through the main UofG social media accounts as well as the UofG Sustainability Office social media accounts.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4iotveHv6u/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


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

The intent was to launch a waste audit in October 2020 to track whether the Choose to Reuse campaign resulted in waste reduction. However, due to Covid-19, this plan has been put on hold. We intend to research the efficacy of this campaign post-Covid-19.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Resetting the Table

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

Resetting the Table was launched in the Fall 2019 to communicate efforts by Hospitality Services to eliminate single-use takeout items at their eateries.

https://news.uoguelph.ca/2019/10/changes-in-uc-food-court-resetting-the-table/


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

All single-use takeout containers are no longer free and now cost $1. In the place of free single-use takeout containers, dishes and cutlery are made available free of charge. This has resulted in significant waste reduction. This program is applicable to everyone on campus including students, faculty, staff and visitors.


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