Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Western Washington University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Hayden Fairley
ResRAP Coordinator Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
"Go for the Green Total Waste Reduction Challenge"

A brief description of the campaign(s):

Go for the Green is a waste reduction competition between all of Western’s residence halls during Winter Quarter. It focuses on reducing resource use in the following areas: electricity, landfill, water, and natural gas. The program encourages conservation through positive behavior change and community-based social marketing.

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


o The amount of electricity reduction in your hall each month:

-Receive 40 points per 1% reduction in electricity use
-Receive 75 points per 1% improvement from the previous year

o The amount of landfill waste reduction in your hall each month:
Receive 150 points per 5% reduction in landfill waste**

Change in electricity use calculated from a 2005-2007 baseline average for each month.

Change in landfill waste production calculated from a Fall 2009 baseline.


o The number of Green pledges collected targeting total waste reduction:

-Receive 100 points per 1% of your hall signing pledge


o The number of sustainability focused programs hosted by your hall’s Eco Reps receive:

200 points per program hosted by your Eco Reps during Fall and Winter quarters.

The website URL where information about the sustainability outreach campaign(s) is available:

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