Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Amy Spark
Submission Date April 5, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bow Valley College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

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Complete Reporter
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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):
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The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:
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The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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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?:
Yes

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

We do not have a student newspaper, but there is a biweekly student newsletter that contains sustainability-themed coverage.


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?:
No

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

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

We have two interactive campus Green Screens highlighting the green building features. These touch-screens also highlight our sustainability-themed programs on campus and show up-to-date daily electricity, natural gas, and water use. We are currently working on developing 'Sustainability Walls' in conjunction with these screens to increase traffic and awareness.


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:

Our website highlights what our food provider is doing to be sustainable. Signs in the cafeteria highlight our 'Choose to Reuse' program, sustainable seafood, our 5 cent charge for plastic bags, why we went strawless, and information on our Fair Trade products.


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:

We have a page on our website dedicated to "Alternative Transportation", highlighting the sustainable opportunities commuters have to get to campus: cycling, public transport, carpooling, and car sharing.


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:

We handout cycle track maps to staff during Bike-to-work day and commuter challenges.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

Sustainability-themed content is produced for the main Bow Valley College social media channels on a regular (weekly) basis, although we do not have specific sustainability-themed accounts. Sustainability announcements are made for staff and faculty via myCampus. Staff, students, and visitors to Bow Valley College hear about sustainability initiatives and programs by our campus TV screens. Posters about upcoming sustainability events are hung on bulletin boards across campus.


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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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