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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 Bronze
Overall Score 34.87
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 DeLayne Miller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities:Office of Sustainability
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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:
Think Tank

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

Think Tank was a Q/A about environmental changes people would like to see on campus and how individuals can make Tennessee Tech a more sustainable university. Students, faculty and staff were invited to have a formal discussion regarding the environment.


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

Ideas were submitted in this formal discussion from students, staff and faculty. It was a great success considering ideas were shared between people to encourage eco-friendliness.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
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Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Treemendous Planting

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

There were 100 trees planted to commemorate Arbor Day, Earth Day, the end of TTU’s Centennial Celebration and the beginning of the University’s next 100 years. Also, as part of this initiative, a time capsule with a commemorative monument was set in a distinctive location with instructions to open in 2116.


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

The tree planting significantly increased the tree population and tree canopy on campus. The event improved recognition of TTU’s Sustainable Campus Committee and will serve as an incentive for TTU to be recognized as a Tree Campus USA University


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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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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