Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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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 Office of Sustainability sends occasional newsletters to faculty, staff and students exploring campus sustainability topics such as energy conservation, recycling, events and job opportunities.

Social media platforms include:




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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
Take the Stairs signage reminds people about the health and environmental benefits of taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

Signage and plaques are developed for LEED certified buildings to indicate LEED certification and share information about building features.

Signage is present in several buildings showing the percentage of green power purchased by the university.

The green roof on the CSU Recreation Center includes signage about the origins and purpose of the green roof.

Electronic signage on campus has featured many sustainability initiatives including recycling education, carpooling programs and sustainability-themed events.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

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:
The Green Move-in Guide includes tips for packing and how to green your lifestyle on campus. It sent to all students before they move into the dorms each summer.

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
Green Event Guide: A Guide to Reducing Waste at Meetings, Conferences and Events

Holiday Energy Saving Guide

CSU media regularly includes sustainability content in blogs and media releases. Examples include:

Renewable Power Purchasing Reaches 58 Percent - December 05, 2019
CSU Receives Presidents' Climate Leadership Recognition - November 15, 2019
CSU Featured in The Princeton Review's 2019 Guide to Green Colleges - October 29, 2019
Law Library Installs Bird Friendly Film on Entryway Glass - October 02, 2019
CSU recognized by Sierra Club Cool Schools 2019 - September 11, 2019
CSU Receives PepsiCo Zero Impact Funding - May 14, 2019
CSU Receives PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Funding - May 07, 2019
CSU Reduces Waste to Landfill and Increases Campus Recycling Rates - April 08, 2019
CSU Presents “Sustainability in Action at NASA” - March 25, 2019
CSU Hosts Organic Lawn Care Talk March 26 - March 20, 2019
CSU Celebrates the Ecological Resources and Culture of Cuyahoga County - February 20, 2019
Sustainability Efforts at CSU Gain Attention - February 07, 2019
CSU Dining Will ‘Skip the Straw’ to Reduce Plastic Waste - November 19, 2018
CSU Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges - October 18, 2018
CSU Wins EPA Green Power Challenge - May 01, 2018
CSU Dining Goes Green - February 12, 2018
CSU’s Center for Innovation in Medical Professions Receives LEED Certification - September 26, 2017
CSU Receives National Recognition for Sustainability Achievements - August 31, 2017
CSU Joins #WeAreStillIn Campaign for Climate Action - June 12, 2017
CSU Recognized as Top Green Power User in the Horizon League - April 24, 2017

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