Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.38
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Wellesley College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
4.00 / 4.00 Dorothea Von Herder
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilites
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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:
Winter Session Energy Curtailment

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

Through a collaborative effort with Residence Life and Facilities Management, we educate students on the importance of unplugging and closing their rooms properly before they campus for winter session. Additionally, we help faculty and staff unplug and turn down the heat while they are gone for winter holidays. Students who do remain on campus are consolidated into a 3 dorm complex so the majority of dorms can be entirely powered down.


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

The College saves a tremendous amount of energy and money by collectively powering down while the community is off-campus. Through this educational campaign, it makes a lasting impression both on and off campus.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Sustainability Guiding Principles

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

The Albright Institute, Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative, and the Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability hosted a community forum (both employees and students were invited) to draft a set of guiding principles for sustainability at Wellesley College and a vision of what sustainability should like at the College.


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

The forum completed a draft of guiding principles for sustainability at the College.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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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:

Attached are the "Guiding Principles of Sustainability" as drafted by the campus community and Sustainability committee.

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