Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.27
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Butler University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marc Allan
News Manager
Public Relations
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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 Butler sustainable website contains information about sustainability as well as future advancements and goals. It also has links to the LEED certified builds that Butler has along with their specific sustainable aspects.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:
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:

Butler hosts an annual Undergraduate Research Conference. The URC conference provides a platform where students can present their research, including research conducted for the field of sustainability to the public.


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 :

Food signage can be seen in Atherton Union as well as in the Residential College dining hall. Signage about trash and recycling can be observed at various throw away stations around campus. Additionally, signs reminding students and staff to turn off lights when they leave rooms are posted campus-wide.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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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:

The Butler Dining Services offers a webpage for sustainable food sourcing.
"Through Green Thread, our environmental sustainability platform, we bring innovative and efficient solutions to life. We are passionately focused on reducing the environmental impact within our operations. We continuously improve our own practices, while offering expertise and practical solutions."


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

Butler has an official sustainable landscaping plan. This plan describes all of the university's currently implemented strategies for sustainable landscaping practices.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A map for a walking tour and sidewalk locations are available online.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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:

IndyGo bus stops and routes are included on the online campus map. Locations for the car-sharing programs ZipCar and BlueIndy are also featured.


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:

Butler provides bike racks outside most on-campus buildings and has bike lanes running down Sunset Avenue. Bike lanes are outlined on the campus map.


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?:
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:

Butler University has a Sustainability and Climate Action Plan that delineates how the university plans to eliminate operational greenhouse gas emissions through new on-campus sustainable practices by the year 2050.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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