|Submission Date||May 5, 2020|
University of Victoria
EN-5: Outreach Campaign
|4.00 / 4.00||
Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability
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?:
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?:
Name of the campaign:
A brief description of the campaign:
The UVic Dump and Run is a collaborative effort between the Staff Sustainability Network, Residence Services, the UVic Student Society Free Store, and the UVic Sustainability Project (student society). The goal of the campaign was to divert waste associated with student residences moving out of their dorm rooms by providing drop-off tables in a common area in each residence building. Brochures were made available to students in residence and provided information on:
- How to properly recycle or donate their unwanted items
- Locations of recycling compounds on campus
- Location of move out bins on campus
- Location of clothing drop-boxes on campus
The UVSS Free Store and Beacon Community Services charity redistributed the useable items that had been donated by students.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
The UVic Dump and Run was a very successful campaign as it diverted an estimated two tonnes of material from the landfill during the residence move-out period. This campaign and the amount of waste it diverted are featured on page 6 of the 2019 Final Report of the University of Victoria Sustainability Action Plan: Campus Operations 2014 – 2019.
2019 Final Report Sustainability Action Plan: Campus Operations 2014-2019: https://www.uvic.ca/sustainability/assets/docs/reports/2019.11.29_sap-close-out-report-final.pdf
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The Holiday Shutdown Campaign, sponsored by the BC Hydro Energy Wise Network, was an energy reduction initiative carried out by the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability (OCPS) in collaboration with the Staff Sustainability Network. The goal of the campaign was to reduce electrical energy consumption in offices over the holiday break by turning off and/or unplugging personal office electronics. To encourage staff participation, program information posters were placed in offices and common areas, Holiday Shutdown Toolkits were shared with office units, and a survey checklist was used to track the number and duration of electronics that were shut down. Social media promotions of the campaign were featured on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to raise awareness, educate, and encourage participation. Results were shared with and feedback drawn from the staff participants of the program.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
The 2019 Holiday Shutdown pilot was successful as an additional calculated estimate of 4,055 kWh of electrical energy was saved. That’s equivalent to the energy required to make 19,307 cups of office coffee. An evaluation of the pilot program was conducted and a report provided to the project sponsor (BC Hydro).
For more information, see: https://www.uvic.ca/sustainability/involved/campaigns/index.php
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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