Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Rob Pigeon
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at students and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability? :
Yes

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

Name of the campaign:
REZ Powers Down

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:

Rez Powers Down was developed to bring conservation awareness to students as they leave campus and become renters, paying their own utility bills. It is a student-run sustainability initiative that has been promoted over the last several years in Western's residences.

Over the week, students are encouraged to:

 Turn off as many lights as possible
 Take the stairs instead of the elevator
 Turn the thermostat down and dress in layers
 Take cooler, shorter showers
 Wash laundry in cold water
 Unplug electronics and appliances that are not in use


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

See attached file in additional notes


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Green Office Program

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):

Green Office Program: It is a voluntary and self-reporting tool for offices to gauge their sustainability efforts. This program allows offices to identify areas for improvement and to recognize progressive offices in sustainability.

Western’s Green Office Program is also a resource for members of the Western community to improve their environmental consciousness and practices. It aims to engage all members of the Western community and to inspire sustainable behaviours.
The objectives of this program align with Western’s commitments to sustainability and with current initiatives in the community. Everyone must work together to create a culture of sustainability on campus, and to continue enhancing the Western experience.


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

The goals attained from this project:

- To raise environmental consciousness and practices within staff and faculty on campus.
- To reduce our environmental impact by decreasing and rethinking our consumption of resources.
- To contribute to the reduction of the University’s greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water consumption and waste outputs.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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