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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 53.23
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

St. Lawrence University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00
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Has the institution held at least one 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 at least one 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:
New York Negawatt Challange

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:

For three weeks in the spring semester all St. Lawrence student residences compete against rival Universities (Skidmore, Hamilton, Colgate, Union and Hobart and Williams Smith) to see who can reduce electricity usage by the greatest percentage. Real-time electricity usage data, buy residence, are tracked, recorded and shared with students using a web interface. Students are given tips on how to reduce their electricity usage and information about the impact of their choices.


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

Each year of the competition students reduce electricity usage 3-7 percent compared to the competition baseline. This indicates a clear understanding of the relationship between student electric using devices and total residence electricity use.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Recycling Improvements - Adapting to single stream recycling

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):

In December of 2016 the University changed its waste management procedure for recyclables. The University transitioned from multi-stream recycling to single-stream recycling. As part of the campaign, students and employees, received information on how to properly recycle and signage was updated for all recycling locations.


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

Since the shift to single-stream recycling the University has seen an increase in recycling tonnages. From the 15-16 academic year to the 16-17 academic year recycling tonnage increased by approximately 10 percent.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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