Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Arie Weidemaier
Graduate Fellow
Campus Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

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

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

The Campus Sustainability Newsletter goes out the first of each month and gives updates about sustainability related events on campus and in the community, provides tips on how students can be more sustainable, engages the community with fun facts, and highlights online resources that touch upon sustainable topics.

The Campus Sustainability Facebook and Instagram pages provide updates on events, tips, and interacts with students in a more direct way with Instagram challenges to create a community space.

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

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

The Micron Business and Economics Building has numerous sustainability related features. On the first floor, there is an interactive touch screen where students can learn more about these features. This screen highlights how energy efficient the building is, mentions elements like geothermal heating, highly automated HVAC and lighting, super-insulated walls, glazing on windows, and solar panels. It also talks about recycled building components, a green roof, and more.

The campus Bee Team has signage where the Bee Team’s rooftop Apiary is located. This signage explains how the club produces beeswax to make honey and other products. The signage tells how the profits raised from these products then go back to funding the rooftop apiary.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The campus sustainability tour is typically given by an employee of campus sustainability and educates students about all the sustainable features on campus from our many geothermally heated buildings, to our roof beehive, to the community garden, to our very efficient economics building.

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

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

The Bronco Green Living Guide is a comprehensive list of tasks and habits that students can take to be more sustainable including sections about energy, water, waste, dining, laundry, transportation, and involvement. The Green Living Guide is connected with the Bronco Sustainability Pledge where students can pick three areas in their life they would like to pledge to be more sustainable, and write in their commitments. At the end of the pledge, students are asked to e-sign the page and can also provide an email to sign up for the newsletter.


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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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