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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 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tulane University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Liz Davey
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?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
RecycleMania and Recyclemania Res Hall Challenge

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

Tulane participates each year in RecycleMania, the nationwide college and university recycling competition. As part of RecycleMania, the university holds a RecycleMania Res Hall Challenge. In Spring 2014, residence halls competed in three categories: which residence hall could recycle the most, waste the least, and reduce electricity use the most. The residence halls had building captains, student leaders responsible for educating other students on what can be recycled and giving tips on how to reduce their daily impact.


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

During the 2014 competition period, the residence halls reduced their electricity use by 15,897 kwh (as measured from a baseline established by the two weeks prior to the competition). This is a reduction of 11 tons of CO2.

Between week 1 and week 3 of the competition, recycling increased 160% (from 14,000 gallons of material recycled during the first week, to 23,000 gallons of material recycled during the third week.) The recycling rate for the residence halls increased from 10% during the first week to 35% during the third week of the competition.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Live Healthy Tulane Challenge

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

During Fall 2013, TUWellness ran a "Live Healthy Tulane Challenge," a 10-week wellness challenge for Tulane employees. Teams of employees are challenged to track their physical activity, food intake and weight on the Live Healthy Tulane site.


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

The progress is measured by the average amount of physical activity performed. During the first Live Healthy Tulane Challenge in Fall 2013, employees logged over 13,000 hours of physical activity.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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