Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.63
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date May 19, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Beloit College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
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 Beloit College Sustainability website serves as a central location for sustainability resources for students, staff and faculty who are seeking information regarding the college's sustainability initiatives.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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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 Beloit Sustainability Facebook page is a resource for readers to receive updates about sustainability efforts at Beloit College, informative articles, and useful information on sustainability.


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:

Within the student newspaper, The RoundTable, their is a Sustainability Features section that appears every other week. This features section covers Beloit-centric sustainability issues as well as national and global sustainability issues.


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 :

Visitors to Beloit College's Center for the Sciences can learn more about the College's premiere academic facility by walking a self-guided tour that brings the innovative design and construction into sharp focus. Produced by graduating senior Connor Donahue '09, the tour is presented in a six-page booklet that follows 16 plaques stationed throughout the building's four floors. Each station highlights a specific "green" feature of the center that can be experienced from that particular vantage-point.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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:

The main cafeteria on campus provides monthly slip sheets for different types of information including but not limited to:
food-based wellbeing topics based on nutritional values in specific food groups;
purchasing initiatives for "Real Food" by Bon Appetit; and other food related information such as meanings of organic, vegan, and understanding impacts of specific chemicals/hormones in foods.


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:

The Oak Savanna near the Science Center has signage regarding the native plants and the process of restoring the Oak Savanna. Additionally, students produced all-weather signs that are stationed around native landscaping around campus so that tours of prospective students and their families, and current students can understand the importance of the native landscape, even while it is not in full bloom.


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:

The Beloit College Sustainability map highlights various sustainability initiatives and sustainability aspects of the college.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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:

The Sustainability Office created a compact brochure outlining the resources available for students to become involved in and experience sustainability on campus, through building and natural spaces, student clubs and organizations, and College programs. The brochure is intended for prospective student fairs.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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