Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Babson College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Asheen Phansey
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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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 (optional):

Babson Sustainability's site includes a broad offering of all activities on campus - including a calendar and twitter feed from our active student groups. It also includes resources for getting involved in campus sustainability and information on living sustainably on campus.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Babson has an informational e-newsletter called Sustainability at Babson that is sent out to all of the campus community every month. It details operational efforts with regard to sustainability and offers tips to faculty, staff, and students for sustainability. It also features campus individuals and events that contribute to sustainability initiatives.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

The student employees of the Sustainability Office are responsible for maintaining a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. These platforms create possibilities to engage with students, staff, and faculty on campus as well as other college groups, sustainability leaders, and environmental entrepreneurs off campus. The Facebook page is called Babson Sustainability (@BabsonSustainability) and the Twitter handle is @BabsonSustain, which focuses on being an informative source for all campus sustainability topics.

Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/BabsonSustain

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/BabsonSustainability/


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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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 :

All LEED-certified residence halls have informational signs to educate users about the building's features.

Additionally, some of the residence halls have occupancy sensor thermostats and there is a poster in each of these rooms 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.

Additional buildings are labeled with LEED information, Energy Star information, and directions to sustainable features such as water bottle filling stations.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the 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.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

In appropriate areas Babson has signs that read:
Less Mowing Equals Less Emissions
Babson is reducing its carbon footprint by turning underutilized lawns back into natural landscape.
Planting Trees - Creating Habitat - Sustainability at Babson


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Tour covers campus sustainability features and is offered to classes and employees on request.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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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 incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

Sustainability at Babson provides a brief informational page on the leading sustainability activities at Babson


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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