Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Clarkson University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
ISE
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation No
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The sustainability web site highlights what we've accomplished and avenues for getting involved in the sustainability effort through classes, research, funded projects or our sustainable office certification program.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The ISE sends a weekly email newsletter to ISE affiliates and students from across campus to highlight events and activities available through the ISE. (these are not archived and not available on the web)


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

Facebook and instagram used for active communication about Sustainability initiatives. Moodle is used to communicate with employees participating in the Sustainable Office Certification program.


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Student research on sustainability is disseminated through our annual ISE poster session and the Symposium of Undergraduate Research (SURE). A Sustainability Prize is offered at the SURE. These works are also highlighted in the student newspaper and archived on the campus’ green web pages.


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

Technology Advancement Center has display about LEED Gold attributes. This facility has a walkway with visible system components (e.g., rainwater collection and treatment) and a display that describes the green features and energy savings. These features are also described on our web site.
The Student Center has a display related to LEED Silver Certification.
Signage also in the LEED certified Beacon Institute building at Dennings Point


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Information about the re-useable to-go box waste reduction program and Adirondack Kitchen line of to go food that is made from local ingredients is available through signage and the website.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

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The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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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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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

N/A


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Green packing information (p. 9) for freshmen describes what to bring to a new dorm room – including explanations for the items that promote sustainability. Additional information on the sustainability page (p.27) and on our website (available to all students)


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

Specific articles about sustainability events and initiatives are regularly included in the newspaper. The current editor is in the Env. Sci. & Policy major.
Some Examples from 2014-2015:
https://cuintegrator.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/clarkson-commits-to-the-socially-responsible-endowment-investments/
The Fall 2014 newspaper included a weekly series of articles from a student who was part of our Adirondack Semester.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

There is extensive sustainability coverage in the annual alumni magazine. This URL presents one edition of the annual magazine with several sustainability related stories. The annual magazine is now also printed in an e-reader friendly format to reduce the production and mailing of paper copies. The most recent version had several references to ISE programs and students.


The website URL for this material (1st material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

Videos about our sustainability efforts are included in our own web site (www.clarkson.edu/green) as well as disseminated to national sites (e.g., planet forward).


The website URL for this material (2nd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

The Institute for a Sustainable Environment publishes an annual report for external partners, alumni and peers. This newsletter is dedicated to sustainability related education and research activities. The URL included here is one example of this annual report.


The website URL for this material (3rd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (4th material):

Campus Posters; e.g., A large poster describing the industrial ecology concept associated with our integrated greenhouse and anaerobic digester project is hung on the outside of the greenhouse to explain the system; posters describing recycling methods, etc.


The website URL for this material (4th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (5th material):

Press releases. Stories about our activities and successes are released as press releases and included in regional newspapers, TV news and radio. e.g., http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2015/news-release_2015-10-06-1.html http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2015/news-release_2015-10-29-1.html http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2015/news-release_2015-10-21-2.html


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

A brief description of this material (7th material):
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The website URL for this material (7th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

A brief description of this material (8th material):
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