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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 Gold
Overall Score 66.20
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Shannon Ross
Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The name of the campaign(s):
GW Eco-Challenge

A brief description of the campaign(s):

The GW Eco-Challenge has been conducted for six years. Currently the focus is an electricity and water conservation challenge between residence halls. The contest serves as an educational resource for students through peer-to-peer engagement. GW Eco-Reps are the driving force behind Eco-Challenge, hosting small and large events in their residence halls and across campus designed to educate their peers about water and electricity reduction. Previous Eco-Challenge events have included: informational pizza parties, tabling, vampire devise demonstrations, and lights out events.

GW's Eco-Challenge benefit helps lower the carbon and water footprint of the university and the lessons learned through the program help to instill an ethic of conservation in students.


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

Since the first contest in 2008, GW students have helped to conserve 1,992,405 kwh of electricity and 5.6 million gallons of water.


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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.