Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.20
Liaison Smith Getterman
Submission Date March 1, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Baylor University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Smith Getterman
Assistant Director of Sustainability and Special Projects
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

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

The sustainability website features up to date news and information concerning campus sustainability efforts, it covers any awards and recognition the university has received as a result of our sustainability efforts, and highlights students and student group sustainability interest and initiatives. It also hosts the sustainability annual report, where people can go to download a pdf version of the most recently publish Baylor University Sustainability Annual Report.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Each semester a group of students from a Writing & Editing class compiles the Sustainability Newsletter. This newsletter highlights campus wide efforts that have occurred during the semester. While not made publicly available, a digital copy is made available to members of the University Sustainability Committee for them to distribute as they see fit.


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 Office of Sustainability uses all major forms of social media to engage the campus community and beyond. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr are the main social media platforms put to use to showcase our sustainability efforts.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

The student newspaper assigns a beat reporter to the sustainability beat each semester. This has resulted in regular coverage in the student newspaper, the Baylor Lariat.


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 and EnergyStar rated buildings feature the appropriate accompanying signage.


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:

Throughout the residence hall cafeterias, signs and posters are put on display indicating organic food, vegetarian options, and information about the sustainable practices our food services team currently engages in.


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?:
No

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

We provide a walking tour of the East Village Complex which features three LEED certified buildings and grounds with sustainable features built in. The tour highlights the specific features found at the East Village Complex while also bringing attention to similar features found elsewhere on campus.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:

The Baylor University Shuttle system has maps all over campus to inform students, visitors, and faculty and staff about the campus shuttle system and how to take advantage of it as an alternative to single car commuting.


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)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

Students are provided information at orientation regarding cycling options and best practices. Campus bike lanes are clearly marked for navigational and safety purposes.


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?:
Yes

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

Available on the sustainability website is a 10 Ways to Go Green While on Campus flier for faculty, staff, and students to reference while living and working on campus.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

We have a very active Facebook page where we update our followers with photos from campus events, information on the latest sustainability happenings, and tips and tips on how to live a greener life.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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