Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.16
Liaison Matthew Liesch
Submission Date May 13, 2024

STARS v2.2

Central Michigan University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Eric Urbaniak
Student Reviewer
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
Central Sustainability established a monthly sustainability newsletter starting September 2022. Central Sustainability also collaborated with CMU’s University Communications to develop official Central Sustainability Instagram and Facebook pages launching in September 2022. They have since reached more than 300 followers. The social media platforms and newsletter aim to educate the CMU and Mount Pleasant communities about upcoming sustainability events and offer relevant sustainability tips.

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
Buildings all across Central Michigan University promote the level of sustainability within their function, maintenance, construction and design, and LEED Certified buildings are acknowledged. There is also signage describing green cleaning techniques, non-smoking policies as well as recycling information and promotion. Central Sustainability creates posters and additional signage promoting sustainability events.

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Central Sustainability hosts several sustainability walking tours each semester. They guide participants around campus to different sites highlighting campus sustainability. Sites include LEED certified buildings, campus museums, locations where dining hall compost is used and the Central Sustainability office among others.

In September 2022 Central Sustainability established a sustainability map of campus. It can be found here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/5/viewer?mid=1MBN1Hr2pN9DC0o0LTl3a5wFGvG7Yotc&ll=43.59993737581769%2C-84.7750549&z=13

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Central Sustainability developed a sustainable living guide sent to students living in residence halls in fall 2022.

Explore the guide here: https://issuu.com/centralsustainability/docs/maysustainable_living_guide

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
Central Sustainability partnered with CMU’s dining hall food service Chartwells for composting outreach and education. Chartwells representatives were excited to partner with Central Sustainability and promote the composting initiatives at CMU. Central Sustainability created videos and graphics to be used throughout the various dining halls on campus. The graphics include composting facts and statistics as well as information about Morgan Composting, CMU’s composting partner.

CMU’s Facilities Management also invests in jumbotron screen time at every CMU basketball and football game. Central Sustainability creates 30-second educational and promotional videos for this screen time.

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