Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Binghamton University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Pam Mischen
Pres Office
Pres Office
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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):

Our sustainability website provides links to various campus initiatives, academic offerings, research projects, and student organizations to allow quick search of all sustainability related topics. It is currently undergoing update to incorporate new interactive features.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Instead of sending out newletters, all our sustainability news and events are posted on the following website:

http://www.binghamton.edu/sustainability/news-and-events.html


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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 University maintains a blog on the Living Building project.


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?:
No

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

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

A website containing information on research activities related to sustainability topics.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

All new buildings constructed after 2004 are LEED certified or pending LEED certification. Our new Engineering & Science building has a kiosk display at the entrance to showcase green building features such as solar panels, high efficiency data center, daylight harvesting, geothermal, and a green roof.
Additional information can be found on websites below:

http://www.binghamton.edu/sustainability/campus-initiatives/buildings.html
http://www.binghamton.edu/inside/index.php/inside/story/binghamton-universitys-engineering-and-science-building-earns-leed-platinum


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:

All on campus dining facilities are provided recycling receptacles. With the help of our food service provider and student run collection program, all kitchens participate in pre and post consumer waste composting efforts.

Additional information can be found here:

http://www.binghamton.edu/sustainability/campus-initiatives/food-and-dining.html
https://binghamton.sodexomyway.com/planet/local.html


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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:

Signage is not posted on the grounds but the ground-keeping practices on campus have to be approved by the Committee for University Environment (C.U.E.) including use of pesticides, mowing areas, and selection of planted species.
Our sustainability website also contains up to date information on efforts to maintain and preserve university owned properties in their natural state.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Binghamton University is committed to maintain a 182-acre Nature Preserve area solely for recreational and sustainability research purposes. Walking tours are offered year-round for all community members on and off campus.


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?:
Yes

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

Binghamton University Bike Share. Binghamton University Bike Share (BUBS) is a free, bike-sharing service for the Binghamton University community. Our program aims to help to reduce carbon emissions, alleviate traffic congestion and promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Bike maintenance assistance is also provided by this student organization.

Off Campus College Transport (OCCT). Binghamton University’s student-operated OCCT buses provide transportation for University students and community members to and from both campuses as well as other destinations throughout Greater Binghamton. These blue buses log in more than 500 hours of service each week. Students, faculty, & staff can ride, with a valid Binghamton University ID, on both OCC Transport and Broome County Transit at no cost to them. Both bus systems are equipped with bike racks on the front of the buses.

Designated Preferred Parking Spaces. Binghamton University offers designated preferred parking spaces for those driving qualified, fuel-efficient vehicles as well as those who carpool. There are two car pool options available - ENACTUS Carpooling Initiative which is a student organization that coordinates carpooling as part of their sustainability mission, and Broome Tioga RideShare.

ENACTUS Carpooling Initiative. Those who register with ENACTUS are given a pass to park in a lot as long as three people are in the car - thereby reducing the carbon footprint of two other cars that would have been in use that day.
Broome Tioga Rideshare. Binghamton University also offers the option to carpool via the Broome Tioga Rideshare program, a FREE Internet-based rideshare matching service sponsored by the Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study. Broome-Tioga Rideshare helps you find carpool partners by searching for others who live near you and have similar schedules and lifestyle preferences.

Participates in a car sharing program, such as a commercial car-sharing program, one administered by the institution, or one administered by a regional organization
Zipcar. Zipcar car-sharing service for students, faculty and staff features 3 new vehicles drivers 18+ can rent for low, by-the-hour or by-the-day rates. Cars are located on campus for easy access.

Binghamton University offers one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters
Charging Stations. Electric vehicle charging stations are located in the parking garage which is accessible to student and employee commuters.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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:

Binghamton University works closely with local municipalities to promote biking and walking by improving safety and traffic accommodation for bikers and pedestrians in Broome County. Many sources are available on the website below.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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:

Our newest residential halls in East Campus Housing were designed and constructed to meet LEED Gold certification level. Each building houses 350 to 450 students and features high energy efficient lighting systems and HVAC equipment. Building construction also incorporates many local and reused materials.

Dickinson Community's Signature Theme - Sustainability
In Fall 2015 Dickinson Community continues its multi-year educational program on Sustainability, the balance between economic development, social equity and environmental management. Organized by a student panel, this program will include guest lectures by experts from campus and the community, field trips to community organizations and facilities, opportunities for community service activities, participation in community gardening, demonstration projects on alternative energy sources, etc.


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:

News updates are available on our sustainability website


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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