Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Casey Meehan
Director of Sustainability and Resilience
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:
EcoChallenge

A brief description of the campaign:

Each year Western participates in a campus-wide EcoChallenge (Northwest Earth Institute) each October. The event is promoted to all students, faculty and staff.


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

In 2019 50 Western community members participated. Highlight of impacts include:
- 1469 lbs. of CO2 saved
- 2325 minutes spent exercising
- 913 miles not traveled by car
- 771 gallons of water saved
Western was the top point earner in the state of Wisconsin, and finished 45th out of 815 teams worldwide.


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Sustainapalooza

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

In conjunction with Arbor Day and the end of our spring trimester, Western hosts a campus-wide event called Sustainapalooza. Student clubs and academic programs representing a diverse array of program areas from culinary skills to horticulture education to early childhood education prepare information, booths, and activities for the community. There is a tree planting demonstration, activities for kids, tree-inspired snacks, a plant sale, and booths hosted by other sustainability-related organizations in the community.


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

We track the number of attendees, the number of student clubs, programs, and outside organizations that participate in hosting booths/activities. These numbers are a proxy for creating an awareness of sustainability in our area.


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:

Student-run IT Help Desk and E-waste collecting (every March); working with a local R2 Certified e-waste recycler this service gives those living in our 11-county district a chance to responsibly recycle e-waste for free


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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