|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||March 3, 2017|
University of the Pacific
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
|4.00 / 4.00||
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?:
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?:
The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):
Organized by Sustaining Pacific, a Green Team has been formed comprised of Pacific students that volunteer at a variety of events to help reduce the amount of waste heading to landfill. The Green Team allows for departments, clubs and organizations to choose 100% compostable event, knowing a Green Team member will be present at the event to help guide attendees on the right ways to dispose of materials.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):
The Green Team's first appearance at Move In helped to re-direct 1,000 pounds of cardboard from the trash. Since then, the Green Team helped reduce the amount of waste to landfill per person by 89% when comparing Preview Day 1 and Preview Day 2.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Under the direction of the Sustainability Coordinator, when requested the Pacific Green Team composed of volunteer students assists with the waste reduction at large and small scale events. The Pacific Green Team sets up waste stations, educates attendees and self-hauls all materials. The Green Team over the past two years has been present at over 40 events - reducing the amount of landfill bound materials enormously.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Pacific student, staff, and faculty becoming more informed about the proper sorting of solid waste material and Pacific's commitment to reduce its landfill bound materials.
The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
* For its second year, the Green Office Certification program (voluntary) has enrolled offices to become Green Office Certified. With the certification processes, all offices learn of new ways in which they can make better environmental and economic choices.
Pacific is currently working to make sustainability a consideration every day in every way. Given that focus, we have moved away from short term, competition type activities and are focusing on long arcing communications and permanent behavior change. Impacts of those changes we look to track in our operations metrics.
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