Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Jennifer Foley
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Boston College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Bruce Dixon
Sustainability and Energy Specialist
Facilities
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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 website is maintained by the Sustainability Office. The site has information on general campus initiatives as well as student and faculty focused initiatives. Events are and news features are also posted.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Student interns from the Sustainability Office write a newsletter that is published once each semester. Articles include interviews with students who have worked on green projects for summer work, others include descriptions of green projects and highlights of recent competitions or events.


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:

Office of Sustainability Facebook Page
EcoPledge Facebook and Instagram pages
Real Food BC Facebook page


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:

Two vehicles are used: a limited number of hard copies are printed and the other is posting the newsletter on the website and on the Sustainability Facebook page.


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 :

The LEED Certification and Energy Star plaque or sticker is located in the Foyer or main entrance of the buildings.


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:

Signs located in the dining halls and website information provided by BC Dining about eating locally and sustainably


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?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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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:

BC offers preferred parking to commuters, bike racks and facilities for bicyclists, and easy access to the MBTA and other forms of mass transit. The University is always seeking to find ways to reduce the number of drive-alone trips to reduce congestion and lower pollutants produced by commuting.


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:

Bicycles on campus are a common sight, whether it is a student traveling between classes or a commuter taking a day off from the grind of traffic jams on a sunny spring morning. Boston College offers many services to the bicyclist to aid in his or her commute and in securing their equipment. Both campuses have several bike rack locations and locker areas with showers to prepare for the day after a long ride.


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:

un by the Residence Hall Association, this living and learning community educates students on Sustainability and encourages them to be active members of their community. Students apply at the end of their Freshman year and live on the sustainability floor during their sophomore year.


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?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All information and web links are from the Boston College website for Transportation and Sustainability.

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