Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.48
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 21, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Cleveland State University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.50 / 4.00 Nathan Engstrom
Coordinator, Campus Sustainability
Business Affairs and Finance
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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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

Sustainability at Cleveland State University

Welcome to a Sustainable CSU

Did you know? Energy-friendly renovations and construction will position the University to save $60 million over the next 10 years. And that’s just one part of the growing sustainability revolution taking place at CSU.

Here at Cleveland State University, students, faculty, and staff are working together towards a sustainable future. This includes a combination of curriculum and Engaged Learning that gives students the opportunity to give back to the community and share knowledge they have gained.

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is about creating and maintaining a state of balance between people and the environments we are part of, focusing on the social, economic, and environmental factors that are so vital to our futures and the futures of coming generations.

CSU envisions a future in which its students, faculty, staff and the communities of which we are a part live in a sustainable way, providing for those communities and students yet to come.

Taking the First Step

The first step towards a sustainable society is sharing knowledge. CSU has set a goal to become a sustainable learning community using Engaged Learning as a stepping stone for sharing the ideals of a sustainable future. The information provided on this site offers many opportunities to Engage, whether you are a student, parent, faculty member, staff member, or interested community member.

Together, we can create a sustainable future!


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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Signage and plaques for LEED certified buildings.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

With education as the primary focus of our business activity, Chartwells is committed to fostering and promoting sustainable business principles to our clients and customers. Our programs will include the necessary information to encourage informed choices on both the food we conserve, and the ways we interact with the natural environment.

Chartwells provides signange and/or brochures on sustainability initiatives in four key areas:

Environment
Minimize our impact on the environment with primary focus on REDUCTION. Our approach is to bring awareness and education and implement the best practices viable for waste management, water conservation, energy efficiency, and pollution control.

Purchasing Initiatives
Encourage responsible and sustainable practices in our supply chains. Our purchasing initiatives provide food choices which celebrate flavor, affirm cultural traditions and support local communities. This includes local purchasing, fair trade coffee and sustainable seafood programs.

Chartwells in the Community
Support and encourage charitable initiatives and community reinvestment with associates and partners corporately and locally where we do business.

Nutrition & Wellness
Provide programs and education that foster and promote healthful, productive workplaces and communities for the benefit of our associates and guests. Program includes Balanced Choices, our healthy lifestyles nutrition program, and healthy work place reward and development program.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
No

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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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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

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Economic News from Ohio's Regions is a new weekly newsletter from the Ohio Urban University Program and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. We'll search Ohio's papers to bring you economic news and key happenings that impact Ohio's regions.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

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The Dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University hosts Urban Issues, a cable television program that focuses on public policy issues and Greater Cleveland's future.

Urban Issues is aired by all Northeast Ohio cable television networks as part of their public service responsibilities. Urban Issues is produced by students from the University's Department of Communications and is recorded at studios located on the Cleveland State University campus.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Secret Gardens of CSU brochure

Green.
It’s our color and our promise.
Discover the secret gardens of Cleveland State
University! a Green space abounds on our 85-acre
metropolitan campus — more than 22 acres, in fact.
Places where you can study, play, hang out with friends.
Stroll through a farmers market thick with trees. Soak
up some rays in the sunny quad. Surprising? Yes.
Delightful? Absolutely.

So relax, explore and go green. Engage.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

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The Little Green Book on Sustainability

TABLE OF CONTENTS
What is sustainability? 3
Living green at CSU 5
Energy: reduce and renew 9
Research 11
Community 12
Engagement 14
Careers 15
10 things you can do back cover


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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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

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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