Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.46
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date May 9, 2011
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STARS v1.0

College of Saint Benedict
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Amanda Bednar
Sustainability Intern
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The website focuses on the sustainability actions going on around campus during the year. This includes information about the energy challenge, solar energy, sustainable revolving loan funds, recycling, climate action plan, environmental values and environmental action. It provides links to various events regarding sustainability on campus. It also provides links to additional information, contact information and outside sources for more information about sustainability


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The sustainability newsletter can be accessed online through a link on the sustainability web page. It provides regular updates on news, people, events, energy, waste, and conservation tips relevant to campus. Information about forums on campus and speakers are provided along with links for more information. Various campus events in relation to sustainability are also highlighted such as energy audits of on-campus houses and information about local farmers markets.


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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?:
No

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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:

Within the cafeteria, local food is highlighted to illustrate sustainable practices. The signage is dependent on what food is being served but all local food is indicated. The sustainability of local food is indicated on such signage.


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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Within the residence halls, there are tips about how to live sustainably on campus. Eco Representatives are also employed to promote sustainable living. These events include light bulb swaps, recycling surveys, shower coaches, homemade laundry detergent and monthly displays.


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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)?:
Yes

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:

Each week the student newspaper has a “sustainably tip of the week” in order to inform students how to live more sustainably. There are various columns about sustainability events throughout the year as well.


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

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The institution provides monthly forums about sustainability related topics. This includes topics like becoming carbon-neutral and sustainable eating practices. The forums include speakers from the faculty as well as student input. It provides a time to discuss topics and ask questions.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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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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