Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Babson College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Maureen Lederhos
Director Marketing Programs and Brand Operations
College Marketing
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The current site is a placeholder. Babson is building an entirely new site scheduled to launch in early 2011. When that happens, www.babson.edu/sustainability will contain a much broader offering of all activities on campus. Currently, we have a number of sites touting sustainable initiatives including:
http://www.babsonenergy.com/
http://babsonsustainability.com/
http://www.babson.edu/ugradgogreen


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Babson has an informational e-newsletter called Green@Babson that is sent out to the campus community. It details operational efforts with regard to energy and offers tips to faculty, staff, and students for energy conservation.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Some of the dorms have occupancy sensor thermostats and there is a poster in each of these dorms letting the students know the benefits of these thermostats. Monitors around campus are used to educate users of the building what energy or water efficiency programs are currently going on.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

There is signage in the campus dining hall that informs students about local food options along with signs that discourages food waste.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

in development


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
No

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

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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
No

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