Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.79
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

American University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Courtney Stoner
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

The sustainability newsletter is a publication of the Office of Sustainability containing timely updates about projects and initiatives carried out on campus as well as links to news stories online.


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Signs across campus highlight rain water features including green roofs, rain gardens, and bio-retention basins. Stickers on light switches across campus remind users to turn out the lights. Signs on paper towel dispensers remind users to conserve because paper comes from trees. Stickers on restroom waste bins instruct users that paper towels are composted so users should be careful not contaminate the bins. Plaques in building lobbies inform about building sustainability. Construction projects also feature signs describing sustainability features.


Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

An online campus map identifies sustainability features as well as academic sustainability programs. Office of Sustainability staff offers tours to any groups that are interested. Past tours have been given to classes, campus offices, student groups, State Dept visitors, garden clubs, and K-12 students.


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

n/a


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Zero Waste Brochure and Guide to Sustainable Events to highlight the Zero Waste commitment of AU and educate students and staff about correct waste diversion.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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