Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.04
Liaison Troy Goodnough
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Minnesota, Morris
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Troy Goodnough
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Morris Earth Month

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

April is a special month where we put an increased emphasis on sustainability efforts on campus and in the community. Student groups begin meeting early in January and February to develop their ideas and begin planning. Some of the typical events each year include: community film/discussion events, poetry readings, clothing swaps, solar swims, invited presentations and discussion with faculty and guest lecturers, music and food events.


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

This campaign involves students that may not typically work together on sustainability efforts. The team that organizes this effort arises from many different student organizations, including the Office of Sustainability, Morris Campus Student Association, the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, Student Organic Gardening Club, and more. The campaign helps to connect student groups that would not typically align their efforts.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Morris Composting Summit & Zero-Waste Outreach

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

Morris students working in collaboration with Office of Sustainability, Dining Services, Facilities Management and other offices have worked to increase student and staff understanding of composting on campus.


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

This has helped to increase interest in composting, increase weights of compost collected, and reduce contamination (by inspection).


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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