Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Heather Albert-Knopp
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

College of the Atlantic
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 2.00 Heather Albert-Knopp
Dean of Admission
Office of Admission
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
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Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Signage in bathrooms across campus educate readers on water conservation issues related to the functions and infrastructure of the bathrooms. The Kathryn W. Davis Residence Village bathrooms feature informational signage about its composting toilets. Signage in the college's public bathrooms has been developed to encourage the composting of paper towels and other organic material, while also clearly discouraging the disposal of otherwise compostable or recyclable material. Energy-use and conservation signage is present throughout academic buildings on campus, including at each recycling station on each floor of each building one is present. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is integrated into the buildings on COA’s main campus, as well as at Beech Hill Farm and Peggy Rockefeller Farm. These charging stations are highlighted with signage, explaining that charging is free and indicating the available hours.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

A website was established to showcase the detailed energy audit and sustainability work done at COA's Beech Hill Farm. This website describes the on-site wind turbine, multiple student-installed solar arrays at the farm, energy audits and air sealing that were performed in the farmhouse as part of classes, tutorials, and independent studies. This information is also contained in a binder that is publically available at the Beech Hill Farm farmstand. A large framed poster at the farmstand also highlights many of these sustainability features graphically.


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