Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.93
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date May 9, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Champlain College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
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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 Sustain Champlain website is the central clearinghouse of information for tracking and assessment, operational practices, programs and campaigns and resources such as detailed waste management information.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Center for Service & Sustainability periodically sends out email newsletters, highlighting upcoming events, opportunities, and other relevant information. The newsletter is sent to faculty, staff, and students who sign up for more information from our office.

Archived newsletters are available on our website.


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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:

Our blog that gets updated weekly with announcements, events, opportunities, etc. http://sustain.champlain.edu/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ChampCSS

Twitter https://twitter.com/champcss

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/champcss/


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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?:
No

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

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

We have a brochure for the LEED-Platinum Perry Hall that describes many of the features as well as some physical signage inside the building; physical signs in LEED-Gold Juniper Hall. All geothermal buildings have a small sign at their primary entrance.


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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:

There is signage in the dining hall regarding composting, fair trade products, and local products. Additionally, an annual brochure describing the meal plans in the dining hall describes some of the sustainability features.

From the Fall 2018 Champlain Meal Plan brochure: "While you're eating, take in the captivating views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountain Range. As part of the Vermont Fresh Network, our chefs prepare your meals from a variety of locally sourced foods. We work with over 40 local farms as well as environmentally and socially responsible food vendors. Champlain College is also designated as a Fair Trade Campus, and we proudly serve fair trade coffee, tea, and fruit at all of our dining facilities. Sustainability is a core value here, reflected in our waste reduction, energy and water conservation initiatives, and comprehensive composting program."


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:

In the "Green Walk" series of interpretive signs, there is one sign about native landscaping and two signs about stormwater runoff/easement.


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:

The "Green Walk" series of 12 exterior signs around the campus that describe various features.

Sustain Champlain has also developed a script for a guided campus sustainability tour that is offered to student Eco-Reps, classes, and others upon request.


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:

Digital and printed materials distributed by the Champlain College Transportation Office.


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:

Champlain College’s transportation website provides specific information for both bicyclists and pedestrians.

Bicyclists can find information on Champlain College’s transportation website which provides information about all campus bicycle-related programs and opportunities including information about Champlain College’s bike share program, bike mechanic workshop, bike storage, biking events, and much more.

The Walking section of Champlain College’s transportation website offers information to pedestrians about walking safety tips, map resources, and links to other community resources for pedestrians.


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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 incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

On the Sustain Champlain website, students can access and download the "Go Green: Your Guide to Sustainable Living at Champlain College" booklet. This provides students with information about energy saving, water conservation, ecological eating, sustainable purchasing, outdoor recreation, transportation, community engagement, and a list of general community resources.


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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:

Each year, the Center for Service and Sustainability puts together an annual report, detailing all the year's activities, plus providing updates on all the metrics outlined in our current Sustainability Action Plan.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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