STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that hold sustainability outreach campaigns that yield measurable, positive results in advancing the institution’s sustainability performance (e.g., a reduction in energy or water consumption).
  • Environmental Benefits: Campaigns engage the student body in sustainability issues and can help raise student awareness about sustainability. In addition, campaigns encourage students to adopt or try sustainable practices and lifestyles.
  • Scoring: Institution earns 2 points for meeting the criteria outlined above.

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign:

CSU Channel Islands currently does not have a student sustainability outreach campaign that yields measurable, positive results in advancing the institution’s sustainability performance.

CSU Channel Islands (CI) does not have this type of campaign in place nor is it being actively pursued at this time.  Sustainability goals of CI are conveyed to students in a more informal fashion, such as during orientation and in on-campus housing on an irregular basis.  A more formal campaign may be considered in the future, however it is not currently being planned.

What is a Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign?

A student sustainability outreach campaign is a sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students. The campaign could take the form of a competition (such as a residence hall conservation competition), or a collective challenge (such as a campus-wide drive to achieve a specific sustainability target).

The campaign may reach additional campus members (faculty, staff, visitors, etc.) as long as students are one of the audiences of the campaigns. To measure if the campaign yields measurable, positive results, institutions should compare precampaign performance to performance during or after the campaign. 

Information Received From:

Amy Spandrio: Coordinator, Student Communication

Learn More:

Examples of Sustainability Outreach Campaigns at other STARS rated institutions:

http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/bec

http://www.recyclemania.com/