Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Belmont University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
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Director, IR
Provost
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Belmont's central sustainability website, "Conservation and Sustainability" features a video that details sustainability efforts, highlights specific campus initiatives, offers information on sustainable buildings and their features, provides an FAQ section regarding campus's bottled water policy and details Belmont's environmental policy. Additionally, information can be found online about car sharing, Belmont's slow food chapter and the importance of energy consumption including the ability for students to log in and view energy consumption within their dorms.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The "Belmont goes Green" website functions as the University newsletter as it provides updates to the Belmont community regarding sustainability initiatives.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

Slow Food Belmont, a student organization formed to practice and educate the community about urban gardening, provides frequent updates regarding sustainability happenings and events.

The Facebook link won't allow us to save below: https://www.facebook.com/slowfoodbelmont/


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The "Belmont goes Green" website functions to disseminate this information. Additionally, stories highlighting student sustainability research initiatives are included in newsletters for the community, faculty, staff and students.

SURS, Belmont's Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, allows students to complete and publish research on a number of topics, including sustainability. This research is then highlight in campus-wide publications and websites.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Buildings on campus that have achieved LEED certification are recognized with signage in their lobbies. These include the Wedgewood Academic Center and the Randall and Sadie Baskin Center.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Food services (FS) has a sustainability website, "Sustainability Matters," that describes their commitment to protect our natural resources -- moving as close to zero waste, water and energy as possible. FS also seeks products from sources that respect the environment, people and communities where they are produced. FS promotes health and wellness through food choices offered and by educating customers to make healthier choices during and after their visit in our dining spaces. FS uses their expertise to educate others in building a sustainable future. FS minimizes their impact and dedicates themselves to restoration of natural systems and communities.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

Campus signage highlights Belmont's status as an arboretum.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A walking tour was developed for NACUBO's recent visit to Belmont. This tour included sustainable building features, a walking tour of the arboretum and tours of LEED-certified buildings.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

A commuters website covers information on the complimentary use of Nashville's MTA bus line, discounted tickets on the commuter bus "Relax and Ride," complimentary use of Nashville's commuter train system and Belmont's Enterprise CarShare program.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

When Belmont installed a roundabout on campus, instructions were included in the campus-wide, weekly student newsletter. Additionally, bicycle safety tips are published on Office of Campus Security's website. Belmont also partnered with the student newspaper to highlight safety initiatives and initiated a social media campaign (#BeSafeBU) to further share this educational information.

http://www.belmont.edu/ocs/parking/bicycles_on_campus.html


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Residence Life maintains a website dedicated to sustainability initiatives. As part of Belmont’s environmental sustainability initiative, the Office of Residence Life has implemented a variety of sustainable practices. These energy efficient practices help us keep utility and living costs down while protecting the environment. Our sustainable efforts include replacing light bulbs with CFL (compact fluorescent light) light bulbs, providing recycling stations in each residential complex and exploring new technology options to reduce our carbon footprint.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

Belmont's news site, http://news.belmont.edu/, serves as the main student newspaper and has a staff person assigned to covering sustainability initiatives and features.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

Belmont launched the Conservation Covenant, a campus-wide conservation and sustainability campaign, in April 2015. This campaign included an update sustainability website, campus tour, video, local and national media pitches and features in campus-wide publications.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

For the University's July 2015 National Association of College and University Business Officers tour, where representatives from more than 30 member institutions visited campus, Belmont produced large sustainability posters covering its conservation practices.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

To further Belmont's Conservation Covenant reach, a video highlighting campus's sustainability initiatives was produced and shown at a campus-wide launch event as well as broadcast as a commercial as a Public Service Announcement. We also used billboard highway advertising at interstate access points to the campus.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
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