Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.29
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date March 30, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

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

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

Each week every member of the Bennington College campus community gets an email called "The Bennington Bulletin." In it, as part of our Continuous Energy Improvement, throughout the term tidbits and reminders are included to remind staff, faculty, and students about sustainable practices on campus.


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

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

Yes. We have stickers at the entrance of each building that has 100% LED lighting. We have signage around every elevator to take the stairs, if the person is able.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Bennington College’s deep commitment to sustaining an environment-friendly community is displayed in every building located on and off-campus. This map demonstrates the Bennington College’s sustainability highlights: academic and administrative buildings, gardens and farms, and student housing. As you walk around the campus, you might notice a lot more sustainable aspects such as electric car charging stations, bicycle parking racks, recycling bins, and much more.


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/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

This is accomplished through many activities. Each Sunday night, students get together for "coffee hour" where they review current events, activates in the houses, and what is going on. This is where representatives from Buildings and Grounds have joined these meetings and discussed sustainable living in the houses.


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

Attached is the sustainability walking map for campus.


Additional documentation to support the submission:

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