Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Bucknell University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dina El-Mogazi
Director, Sustainable Design Program
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation No
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience No
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The Bucknell University Environmental Center provides links to most environmental sustainability efforts on campus, both academic and operational.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

The Bucknell University Environmental Center maintains and regularly updates a Facebook page.


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The Bucknell University Environmental Center works with Bucknell's communications department to regularly feature student research on the University's news page.


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

Educational signage is in place at the Environmental Center and Dana Engineering Building explain the native plants gardens and green roof.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Signage in Bostwick Dining Hall indicates the sourcing locations for local foods.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

The Environmental Center has signage explaining its native plants garden and the virtues of sustainable landscaping.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Bucknell has an Arboretum tour focused on the biodiversity of campus trees, and there is also a brochure guiding guests through sustainable backyard tour for the Environmental Center.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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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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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:
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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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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

Bucknell's Environmental Center Website provides information on the Marcellus Shale Initiative. The Marcellus Shall initiative supports objective research, provides a primarily print-based publications database, and critically evaluates information related to the Marcellus Shale natural gas play.


The website URL for this material (1st material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

Bucknell's Environmental Center Website provides information on the Place Studies Initiative. The Place Studies Initiative undertakes and supports research within the social sciences and environmental humanities that examines the nature and role of place in human experience. The purpose of the Place Studies Initiative is to facilitate and encourage research on the human dimensions of environmental issues. We do so through an array of projects we locate within three focus areas.


The website URL for this material (2nd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

Bucknell's Environmental Center Website provides information on the Susquehanna River Initiative. The Susquehanna River Initiative (SRI) is a major program of the Bucknell University Environmental Center (BUEC) to integrate research, teaching, and outreach focused on the Susquehanna River. The development of this initiative is largely funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.


The website URL for this material (3rd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (4th material):

Bucknell Facilities provides information on the environmental benefits of its co-gen power plant. In 1998 Bucknell’s power plant was converted from a conventional coal-burning facility to a co-generation power plant fueled by natural gas. The co-gen facility captures and reuses waste heat for an overall efficiency is 75-80%, which is exceptionally high compared to conventional power plants. The co-gen power plant has also led to a 40% reduction in the university’s greenhouse gas emissions.


The website URL for this material (4th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (5th material):

A Comprehensive Environmental Assessment of Bucknell University: In 2007, a group of over 70 Bucknell students, faculty, staff, and community members embarked upon a collaborative campus-wide investigation of the University's environmental impact. Organized into ten assessment teams, participants in this project delved into a myriad of questions relating to the environmental sustainability of the University's policies and practices, including such indicators as administration and policy, education, energy, water, waste, purchasing, dining, built environment, and landscape. Now, after eighteen months of research and editing, this comprehensive assessment is available to the campus community and the public.


The website URL for this material (5th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (6th material):

Bucknell Facilities provides information on its recycling initiatives. Bucknell began its recycling program in 1971 with cardboard and newspaper, and now recycles over 17 different materials including aluminum, metal, glass, plastic, cardboard, office paper, computers, ink jet and toner cartridges, yard waste, rubber, solvents, oil, antifreeze, batteries, furniture, fluorescent tubes, and wooden construction debris. Bucknell Facilities maintains a recycling web page with guidelines as to which materials may be recycled, and how recycled materials should be treated and sorted.


The website URL for this material (6th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (7th material):

Bucknelll Facilities provides information on the green custodial initiatives. The custodial staff have been proactively investigating green cleaning options and systematically initiating the most economic, eco-friendly, and effective cleaning materials for over ten years.

this information is available on a link on the website below


The website URL for this material (7th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (8th material):

Bucknell's dining has a website outlining their sustainable initiatives including becoming tray less, composting, and using local food sources amongst other instated establishments.


The website URL for this material (8th material):

Since the performance year, some significant changes to sustainability programming have occurred at the University. Most notably the Bucknell University Environmental Center has changed to the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment, and the Campus Greening Initiative has changed to the Sustainable Design Program. As a result, the content of the associated websites may reflect these changes.

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