Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Boston College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 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

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:

Environmental Eagle Newsletter is published monthly. 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 newsletter is managed by EcoPledge students.

https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/offices/facilities/services/sustainability.html#sustainable_news


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

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

The LEED Certification and Energy Star certificates are located in the Foyer or main entrance of the Facilities Services section on our Hammond Pond Campus.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Our virtual tour located on the office of Sustainability website displays all of our Sustainable initiatives on campus. From our University Garden, Water Bottle filling stations, Farmers Market, to Green Buildings, and more our tour provides brief information on the initiative and its location.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?hl=en&mid=1BxL7ZLvlrWO1WjFuJJB40395Bgrz6xx5&ll=42.33164018050917%2C-71.17278286384314&z=15


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:

The Sustainability Living and Learning Community run by the Residential Life 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 in Reservoir apartments during their sophomore year.

https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/residential-life/living-in-bc-housing/programs/living-learning-communities.html


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

https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/offices/auxiliary-services/sites/dining/about/sustainability.html
Dining Services has information on their website about: Food Rescue & Donations, Waste Reduction, FRESH to Table Culinary Demos, and more.
BC Dining Services Sustainability Report 2019 is below
https://issuu.com/bc51/docs/final_sustainability_report_for_online_12.10.19


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All information and web links are from the Boston College websites.

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