Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Joseph Kahn
Submission Date April 20, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Central Michigan University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Morgan Hummon
Sustainability Advancement Graduate Assistant
Facilities Management, Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems
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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):

Website Reads:

The Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems at Central Michigan University promotes academic programs, research, community outreach, and campus operations that are dedicated to the advancement of sustainable systems.

The work of the institute will be built on four foundational pillars:

*Promoting sustainable management of natural resources and the environment.
*Promoting sustainable economic systems.
*Promoting sustainable communities and societies.
*Promoting sustainable energy systems.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Students, faculty, staff, guests and public individuals can be updated regularly on Central Michigan University's Sustainability efforts at the Great Lakes Institute of Sustainable Systems' website, as well as within Sustainability is Central.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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:

Central Michigan University's Recycling Department has several media platforms off of which it runs its operations and outreach including:
Home site: https://www.cmich.edu/fas/fmgt/Operations/Recycling/Pages/default.aspx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMU-Recycling-490651274430350/
Twitter: "Chip in and Recycle @cmurecycling"


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?:
Yes

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

Mitchell Kukulka of Central Michigan Life, is a news reporter assigned to the Facilities Management department. His assignments cover all projects that are initiated within the department. This includes regular coverage of LEED building certifications, energy efficiency projects, Earth Week events, Recycle mania, Game day Challenge, Green Cleaning awards and participation in the STARS platform, to name a few.


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:

GLISS in conjunction with Director, Thomas Rohrer, publishes student sustainability research and outreach efforts in Sustainability is Central, within each new volume released 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 :

Buildings all across Central Michigan University promote the level of sustainability within their function, maintenance, construction and design. There is also signage describing green cleaning techniques, non smoking policies as well as recycling information and promotion.


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:

Campus Dining has sustainability brochures available at all dining lovcations. Additionally, Campus Dining has all sustainability-related information published on their CMU website listed below.


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:

Signage surrounding Central Michigan University's rain garden explains the advantages of native species on ecosystems, as well as the importance of managing urban runoff dynamically.


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?:
No

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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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:

Central Michigan has materials available for potential bicyclists and pedestrians at the website below. Campus walking and biking maps are handed out to each entering student and are also available online.


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:

Central Michigan University's Recycling team has a published presentation that educated the reader on sustainability, benefits and justification for sustainable efforts, as well as tips and guides for daily sustainable practices with a list of pertinent resources.


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

A brief description of these materials or publications:

Central Michigan University has a "Minute Video" series, some of which cover recycling, composting and other sustainable efforts.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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