Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.57
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Debbie Bousquet
Assistant Director of Facilities Management
Carolina Housing
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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:
Don't Ditch It, Donate It!

A brief description of the campaign:

When students move out of the residence halls, this outreach campaign encourages them to drop their gently used items at a collection station set up in the residential community. UNC Housing and the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling partner with TROSA, a local non-profit, to donate items to charitable organizations.


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

In the 10 years this program has existed, UNC has saved over 500,000 pounds of unwanted items from entering local landfills.
https://housing.unc.edu/dont-ditch-it-donate-it


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Commuter Alternatives Program

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

The Commuter Alternatives Program (CAP) rewards faculty, staff and students who choose to take the bus, join a rideshare, ride a bike or walk to campus. Sustainable transportation options improve air quality, build community and reduce traffic congestion to make everyone’s commute better.


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

Over 15,000 staff and faculty signed up for the program in 2019.
UNC’s CAP reduced almost 12 million miles traveled by single occupancy vehicle; that’s 27 trips to the moon! It also reduced 541,246 gallons of gas and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 10.6 million pounds of CO2. That’s equal to the carbon sequestering power of 5,600 acres of forest!
https://move.unc.edu/cap/


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