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Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date Sept. 18, 2016
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University of North Carolina, Charlotte
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Green Room Certification

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

The Sustainability Office has a Green Room Certification program for resident students, which provided educational material and collected pledges from over 100 students in its first year.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

Green Room Certification is based on a checklist format, so adoption of sustainable practices can be measured. Eco-Reps can also track practices that were adopted after peer-to-peer interaction.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
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The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Green Office Certification

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

The Sustainability Office has a Green Office Program piloted in 2015 with staff-run offices. To date, 5 offices have completed the program with approximately 45 staff.


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

Green Office Certification is based on a checklist format, so adoption of sustainable practices can be measured, in addition to participation rates.


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

The Environmental Assistance Office promotes a regional air quality contest in the summer, aimed at getting commuters to change behaviors by using alternative transportation, fueling vehicles in cooler times of the day, and foregoing driving off-campus for lunch. Campus Cleanup campaigns are run every semester. The Chancellor sends out a reminder to all staff and students, also granting all staff up to 2 hours of paid time to take part. The recycling Office sets up three collecting stations on campus, logging participants and providing information about waste management. Each Campus Cleanup has resulted in collections of about 1-2 tons of litter. Tree Planting events are held every semester, usually the same day as the Campus Cleanup Campaign. Students and staff are invited to participate, and learn about campus landscaping and efforts to increase the tree canopy of Charlotte. Each campaign adds 40-100 trees to the campus.


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