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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Kelly Wellman
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2012
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STARS v1.0

Texas A&M University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carol Binzer
Director Of Student Life Programs
Dormitories Administration
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
ResLife Energy Challenge

A brief description of the campaign(s):

Fall 2011 will mark the 4th ResLife Energy Challenge in which residence halls across campus compete to see who can use the least amount of energy over a designated time frame. Utilities and Energy Management and Residence Life work hand in hand to develop and implement this successful outreach and education campaign. Twenty-nine residence halls responded to the energy challenge in 2010. Additionally, the 2010 challenge took an expanded view of sustainability and residents earned points for their hall by signing a sustainability pledge, participating in a sustainability themed film series sponsored by Multicultural Services, doing service relating to recycling with Student Government Association’s Environmental Issues & Concerns (Kyle Field post-game and Koldus), participating with the Howdy Garden or Holistic Gardens to learn about sustainable food sources, sponsoring an educational bulletin board, and/or selecting a student Eco-rep for part of the hall's governance.

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

To measure the impact of this program UEM tracked utilities use in comparison to last year’s usage in each hall. Additionally, students received points for their hall by participating in a range of learning activities and service opportunities.

The website URL for the campaign:

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