Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.77
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Central Washington University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kathleen Klaniecki
Sustainability Coordinator
Operations
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

LEED certified buildings (Dean Hall, Hogue Technology Building, Barto Hall, Science II) have signage that highlights the green building features.

The Wildcat Neighborhood Farm has signage featuring the sustainability features of the farm.

The South Park stream restoration project had interpretive signage designed in 2011 and installed in 2022.

Updated recycling signage was installed by students in spring 2022.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The CWU Map (http://www.cwu.edu/map) has a Sustainability layer that includes the following points: Bottle Filling Stations, Community Garden, Electric Vehicle Charging, Grounds Mulch, LEED Buildings, Recycling Stations, Solar Panels, Sustainability Education, Wildcat Neighborhood Farm, Wilson Creek Restoration Area, and Xeriscaping.

Students designed three AdventureLab tours that lead visitors on sustainability walking tours of campus:
(1) “Central Washington Sustainability Tour”: Stops on the tour include Dean and Discovery Halls, two of CWU’s “green” buildings, as well as the Diversity and Equity Center and Wildcat Neighborhood Farm.
https://labs.geocaching.com/goto/d9f552f5-bb03-4509-8447-f6ae4ec77543
(2) “The Environmental Benefits of CWU’s Trees”: takes an in-depth look at the environmental benefits of the trees surrounding Dean Hall.
https://labs.geocaching.com/goto/c2f4d59b-dbe6-4e39-99cb-e9a8adf9fa20
(3) The Restoration of Wilson Creek, An Urban Stream provides a walking tour of Wilson Creek on CWU’s campus, visiting sites impacted by urban stream syndrome, as well as restoration sites.


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

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

All students living in CWU residence halls are provided information about proper waste disposal and recycling in the residence halls.

In 2021, a CWU student in ENST499 developed a Green Living Guide designed to be distributed to students in the residence halls.


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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