Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.77
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date May 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Baldwin Wallace University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

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

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

We maintain a Facebook presence: https://www.facebook.com/sustainbw/

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

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

(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 placard on Dr. David Kreuger's door indicating "Sustainability Program."

(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.

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

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.

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

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or 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.

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

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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