Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Oregon
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Eric Beeler
Student Sustainability Coalition Coordinator
Erb Memorial Union
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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):
RecycleMania

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

RecycleMania is a competition that promotes waste reduction at colleges and universities. The competition lasts for 8 weeks. The goal of the competition is for colleges and universities to demonstrate an overall reduction in waste at the end of the competition.


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

The university has demonstrated a measured positive impact in the amount of material collected. In 2014, the University of Oregon reported 226,583 lbs. in 2015, we reported 321,761 lbs.


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

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

The GRO Scorecard tracks office sustainability across seven categories including: prerequisites, energy, materials management, purchasing, transportation, events, and disaster preparedness. Offices are awarded a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum level certification by completing and submitting a scorecard.

The GRO program is creating a network of office champions who are actively reducing the environmental impacts of their work and workplaces.


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

34 departments across campus have been certified for Green Office Program engaging hundreds of administrative staff. The program was reviewed and revamped in Fall of 2015, so new 2016 GRO Certifications will be announced on Earthday. Generally two 90-minute lunch orientations for the GRO program are held each year. Announcements for orientations are sent to a list of over 750 staff, information about the orientations is posted on the Office of Sustainability website, and the orientation information information is included in our system alerting staff to educational opportunities. Have directly trained over 100 staff members through the lunch orientations, who then champion green and resilient practices in their offices. Additionally, certified offices are given an electronic seal to use on their webpage and in publications to note that they have been certified.


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