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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Shannon Craig
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Camosun College
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Maria Bremner
Manager
Environmental Sustainability
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

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

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Wate Diversion Awareness

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

In an effort to reduce the amount of waste and increase recycling at Camosun, a group of students developed tools to educate and inform the college community on how to reduce waste. The team had an information both at Camosun's annual Sustainability Day where they engaged other students in conversation about waste reduction and received feedback on new waste and recycling sorting signage. Camosun’s Facilities Services and the Office of Environmental Sustainability implemented the group's recommendations and used the new signage to improve waste diversion rates at the college.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

A waste audit before the outreach campaign and after the campaign was conducted. In 2013 (before the outreach campaign) Camosun recycled 34% of its waste, while 66% went to landfill. In 2014 (after the outreach campaign) 41% of waste was recycled and 59% went to landfill. The audit's indicate that the Waste Awareness outreach campaign and informative signage helped to increase Camosun's waste diversion rate.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
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The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Nasty November Cycling Challenge

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

Nasty November is a cycling challenge that takes place during the often wet and sometimes nasty end of November. The event, in its 4th year now, asks particpants to leave their cars at home and bike to campus. Participants create teams and track the number of kilometers travelled. The team with the most kilometers wins.


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

Participation in the challenge has steadily increased over the years. In 2012 there were 30 participants, 2013 there were 84 participants and by 2014 there were 97 participants. In 2014, participants cycled a total of 9054.2 commuting kilometers which was a huge improvement from the 416 kilometers cycled in 2013. That translates to approximately 1.81 tons of CO2 savings by choosing bike over car for these two weeks!!


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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