Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.55
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Clarkson University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
ISE
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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 website for the Institute for a Sustainable Environment is the central sustainability site for the campus. It 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. In addition to the externally accessible web site included below, the University has an intranet that is only open to Clarkson faculty, staff and students. The intranet includes more details regarding instructions for many of our programs and initiatives


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Institute for a Sustainable Environment (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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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:

Facebook is used for active communication about Sustainability initiatives. Our Adirondack Semester uses an Instagram account. https://www.instagram.com/clarksonadksemester/


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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:

N/A - there is no longer a student-published newspaper


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 :

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 :
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:

Information about the 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:
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:

Clarkson is a certified Tree Campus USA school. We have a plaque from the Arbor Foundation that we display for this.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

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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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:

Our New Student Handbook has a section on transportation (page 37) that highlights bus and biking options.


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:

We have a mountain bike club and a road cycling club. Those groups keep relevant information. The university has also created a short informational video about biking in the area. Finally, our safety and security department manages a bicycle rental program for international students.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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:

Green packing information (p. 11) 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.31) and on our website (available to all students).


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

There is extensive sustainability coverage in the annual Clarkson magazine. The annual magazine is now printed in an e-reader friendly format to reduce the production and mailing of paper copies. A recent version had several references to ISE programs and students.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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