Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.88
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date April 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Madison
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

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?:
Yes

Name of the campaign:
Associated Students of Madison Clothing Swap

A brief description of the campaign:

Held twice a year the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) Clothing Swap (https://www.facebook.com/events/east-campus-mall/asm-sustainability-clothing-swap/1425175717829404/) is an event targeted at students to limit the waste associated with fast fashion. Attendees are asked to bring their gently used, and unwanted, clothes and are welcome to bring home items that they will use. Attendees bring their own bags and any remaining clothing is donated.


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

The Spring 2021 clothing swap had 637 items donated from over 150 attendees. This was actually one of the smaller clothing swaps, likely impacted by COVID.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Focus on Energy Pop-Up Online Energy Efficiency Shop

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

In October of 2020 the Office of Sustainability partnered with Focus on Energy (the State of Wisconsin's energy efficiency and renewable resource program) to offer discounted home energy and water savings kits to employees (https://sustainability.wisc.edu/focus-on-energy-and-office-of-sustainability-team-up-to-offer-discounted-light-bulbs-and-water-fixtures/). As the majority of employees were working from home these cheap to no-cost kits provided simple ways to reduce energy and water use, decreasing the environmental impact of working from home while saving employees money.


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

Over 1,000 people participated in our Home Energy Savings Kits pilot, ordering over 25,000 LED bulbs. When installed, these bulbs will save over $3.6 million during their lifetime and will reduce the GHG equivalent of 243 cars off the road each year.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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