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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 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Princeton University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Shana Weber
Director
Office of 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?:
No

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Do It in the Dark

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

In ‘13/’14, Students United for a Responsible Global Environment (SURGE) organized a campus energy competition, “Do It in the Dark.” The Engineering Department collected baseline energy data for a week before the start of the competition; the competition was not announced during the data gathering process. The competition lasted for a month and was judged by which of the six residential colleges saved the most energy relative to the others. Alongside the competition, SURGE ran a communications campaign to promote the competition and teach students about how they can save energy.


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

By Earth Day, the top three residential colleges saved 11,876 kWh, or enough energy to power 312,538 laptops or 494 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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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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In 2014, the Office of Sustainability launched a pilot of a Green Office program for departments interested in incorporating more sustainability practices. To participate, departments answer a series of questions, ranging from resource conservation to community-building activities. Each office or department is then acknowledged for its participation through the Office of Sustainability’s communication channels and with an eco-friendly gift. Recognition is valid for a given time period, after which resubmission is necessary. Information about the program’s measurable results will become available once the program is fully instituted in 2015/2016.

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.