Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.68
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2019
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Baldwin Wallace University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
Sustainability
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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):
Baldwin Wallace University's Sustainability Undergraduate web page highlights the university's sustainability undergraduate program while also providing information and news pertaining to the institution's sustainability-related efforts. Visitors can learn more about Baldwin Wallace's sustainability major, familiarize themselves with the university's sustainability faculty and alumni, stay up-to-date with the university's sustainability-related news stories, and learn more about the university's history as a leader in sustainability among college campuses.

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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of 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:
Baldwin Wallace Sustainability Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sustainbw/

Baldwin Wallace Sustainability Twitter
https://twitter.com/SustainBW

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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
The Exponent
Baldwin Wallace's student newspaper "The Exponent" has provided regular coverage of sustainability related topics within the past year of 2018.


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

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
(1) In 2017 Baldwin Wallace received a grant to purchase new signage for waste disposal in all residence halls on campus. These highlight paper recycling, mixed recycling, and landfill disposal for students.

(2) Various sustainable buildings on campus as seen in the Baldwin Wallace Sustainability walking map also include signage highlighting green building features, such as the Harding House "R. Amelia Harding House for Sustainable Living - Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus," and Ernsthausen Hall. Please see the attached campus map.

(3) BW's wind turbine located next to the baseball field across from the main Bonds administration building, bears a sign which states, "This wind turbine, one of the first on an Ohio college campus, was funded by the students of Baldwin-Wallace College as a symbol of their shared commitment to providing a sustainable world for future generations."

(4) Water bottle refilling stations EZH20 by Elkay have messaging indicating their purpose. Specifically, the machines state, "Helped eliminate waste from __ disposable plastic bottles," with each machine displaying a digital counter indicating the number of water bottles diverted from the waste stream. These water bottle stations are located in multiple buildings including 3 in the main Riter Library (i.e., one on each floor), two in Kamm which is the busines school and economics building (i.e., one on each floor), one in the main administration building, one in the student union, one in the Honors dormitory.

(5) Signage for sustainability faculty is also present to ensure that students are aware of the faculty commitment to sustainability including a green arrow indicating "Sustainability Program" in the main administration building directing students to Dr. Franklin Lebo's office with another sign by his door indicating "Sustainability Program." Likewise, the Center for Innovation and Growth includes signage indicating the location of Dr. David Krueger's office as the "Institutite for Sustainale Business Practice" both outside the office suite and by his office door.

(6) A poster encased in glass advertising the FAUNA Organization and its activities is set up in the entrance to one of the main science buildings, Telfer, which is part of the Telfer Center for Science and Innovation. The poster indicates that the organization engages in various activities such as volunteer work at the Berea Animal Rescue and Community Day on campus. The building also has signage indicating the location of the Greenhouse Potting Room for students interested in observing native species of plants. The facility received a substantial $27 million upgrade in 2010 including various sustainability related features. For additional details, please visit: https://www.bw.edu/news/2010/telfer-hall-science-renovation-dedication.

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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of the 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:
(1) Signs are positioned on campus near each bio-swale, with short descriptions on how the runoff from the parking lots is used to create a moist environment for the plants that are inside the bio-swells such as native grasses and native trees that need moist environments to thrive.

(2) BW's Rain Garden indicates its purpose as follows, "Rain gardens collect runoff water and allow it to percolate slowly into the ground. They act as filters and help keep our waterways cleaner. This Rain Garden has been planted with Ohio native floodplain species that are adapated to changing moisture conditions. Seed and nectar from these plants provide food sources for many bird and insect species. Deep root systems will help water to percolate into the soil and recharge the local groundwater able. This area will provide an everchanging beauty and an opportunity to explore a native ecosystem."

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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:
Baldwin Wallace University currently has a sustainability themed walking map highlighting key sustainable features of the Baldwin Wallace University campus. These features include campus gardens and plants, buildings with sustainable features, campus renewable energy sources, and more. This map is currently only in paper form or as a .pdf, but will be rolled out in an interactive online format in the coming year.

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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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Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
When a student starts their college experience, they are given an aerial map of the campus to show common routes that can be taken to navigate campus. Around campus there are police telecom devices which send an electronic signal to the nearby police department, which is also shown on the map.

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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Baldwin Wallace's residence halls include a sustainable building called Harding Hall that is on the far east side of campus. This residence hall includes green living and sustainable features such as a rooftop garden, a sustainable room initiative meeting place, and a garden that the students living in the residence hall manage and use to grow their own food. The residence hall accommodated 45 students in single and double rooms. Harding House received Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certification.

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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 Brochure:
Baldwin Wallace University provides a sustainability brochure discussing various sustainability related topics in relation to academics, careers, and student organizations. The newsletter discusses classes that students can take; Baldwin Wallace's major, minor, and certificate programs for sustainability; internship and career opportunities for Baldwin Wallace students; stories of Alumni success in sustainability-related fields; contact information for Baldwin Wallace's sustainability faculty, and information on Baldwin Wallace's commitment to sustainability as well as the university's legacy as a leader in sustainability among universities in Ohio. The newsletter can be found online and can also be received in print at Baldwin Wallace's Bonds Hall.
(Brochure file located in attached documents.)

Tree Campus USA recognition:
Baldwin Wallace was honored with the recognition of "Tree Campus USA" on April 21, 2017 due to the campus's conservation of over 1,500 trees, belonging to 107 different species. The trees on campus are used as educational tools by the university's Biology department. Baldwin Wallace also celebrated "Arboretum Day" on April 20, 2017 with volunteer tree planting and labeling, cleanup of the native plant garden and the unveiling of a tree ring exhibit. The tree ring exhibit, located in Baldwin Wallace's Telfer Hall lobby, shows the cross section of a tree estimated to be 170-175 years old. Due to this being close to the age of Baldwin Wallace University at the time. The tree rings have been marked depicting important dates since the founding of the University. For more information, please visit: https://www.bw.edu/news/2017/04-tree-campus-usa-arboretum

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