Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

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?:

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:

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. https://www.champlain.edu/student-life/campus-and-community-programs/center-for-service-and-sustainability/about-us-center-for-service-and-sustainability/newsletters

The Center for Service & Sustainability also has the following social media platforms:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ChampCSS/
Instagram https://instagram.com/champcss/
Blog http://sustain.champlain.edu/

The student-facing Eco-Reps also have a variety of social media platforms:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ChamplainEcoReps
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ecoreps/
TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@champecoreps

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

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

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.

In an effort to explain some of the sustainability features at Champlain College, we've created interpretive signage to help tell the stories. The text and layout of signs were developed by Sustain Champlain interns and Work Study students. See if you can find them all on your walk about campus! https://www.champlain.edu/student-life/campus-and-community-programs/sustain-champlain/resources-sustain-champlain/green-walk-/-interpretive-signage

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

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. https://www.champlain.edu/student-life/campus-and-community-programs/sustain-champlain/resources-sustain-champlain/green-walk-/-interpretive-signage

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.

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:

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. https://www.champlain.edu/Documents/Sustain-Champlain/GreenLivingGuide_June2018.pdf

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

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.

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