Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.05
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Bryant University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

A sustainability website is maintained as a repository for all sustainability related activities taking place on campus with links to other websites for organizations, programs, and projects. The entire campus community can access the website and there is an opportunity for visitors to leave questions and comments for future sustainability efforts.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have 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:

The University maintains a website archive of all reports prepared by Honors students. Many of these projects focus on sustainable solutions to complex societal problems and often these projects are also published in academic journals.


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 :

Recycling collection centers are well marked and streamlined across campus with signage to indicate the recycling locations.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Sodexo displays some posters that educate the community on sustainable food systems.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Several projects have mapped the walking and running trails on campus, and in some cases have indicated important ecological information.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

Commuters are informed of bus services to and from campus, and residents have available options for bus and van services.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

Guidelines have been developed for effective recycling practices in all campus residence halls, and resident assistants are trained to encourage recycling by residents. Continuing work will take place to establish a model green suite.


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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 regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

The campus newspaper, the Archway, assigns at least one reporter each year to cover sustainability topics and events on campus.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

A 2009 Bryant University Sustainability Report is available online. This report summarized all sustainability activities in place as of June, 2009 and will be updated August, 2012.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

In May 2011, a student organization, SIFE, produced the Bryant University Green Report summarizing sustainability information for 2010/2011. This report was distributed to the campus community.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Bryant's Office of University Advancement publishes a quarterly magazine, BRYANT. The Spring 2010 issue was focused on sustainability, "Solving the People, Profit, and Planet Puzzle." It included three major articles about sustainability and a targeted message from the President underscoring the importance of sustainability in everything we do.


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