Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
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University of Utah
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
The Sustainability Pledge

A brief description of the campaign(s):

In 2011, the Office of Sustainability created the Sustainability Pledge, a list of actions spanning matters of energy, transit & travel, food, waste & recycling, and involvement. The individual taking the sustainability pledge is given a list of 16 specific sustainable behaviors, and each person is encouraged to choose at least 3 to commit to act upon. The pledge, which was distributed out to all University of Utah e-mail accounts, is intended to result in raising greater awareness of sustainability issue as well as to promote behavior change.

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

Since the campaign began, there have been more than 3,000 confirmed pledges, 47% of which have been made by students. A follow-up survey sent out to all confirmed pledges demonstrated that two-thirds were successfully abiding the pledges they had initially made.

The website URL for the campaign:

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