Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.37
Liaison Calandra Lake
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

College of William & Mary
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Calandra Waters Lake
Director of Sustainability
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 (optional):
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The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

A weekly update is sent to the sustainability listserv highlighting events, internships, volunteer opportunities, conferences, and other sustainability related initiatives both on campus and off.


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:

W&M Sustainability has a Facebook page, a Twitter account, Instagram account, and a blog.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

A reporter is assigned to the sustainability beat in our university media. They regularly feature articles about sustainability accomplishments, events, and research.


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?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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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:

1. Drop Off Here Flyer- Choose to Reuse program- posted in dining hall
2. C2R Agreement- Choose to Reuse Agreement - posted in dining hall
3. Recycle Flyers- Recycling efforts- posted in dining hall
4. / 5. composting DYK 1 & 2- composting efforts- posted in dining hall
6. icommit- posters used to show support
7. meatless Mondays- displayed in dining halls
8. single_stream recycling- posted in dining halls
9. WM Campus Guide Trifold- notes sustainability efforts


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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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:

We have a webpage with links to the Bike Alliance, Bus Lines, Trolley, Zip-Car Program, and tips for out of town travel


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:

The Bike Alliance webpage includes information on registering your bike, tips for staying safe while biking, frequently asked questions, and how-to tutorials for maintaining your bike


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:

Recycling containers are provided to all those living in dorms, a website details what is recycled and where things can be recycled. CFL bulbs are provided to all dorm residents, along with instructions for what to do if a CFL is broken are also provided. It also asks that students purchase Energy Star appliances for their rooms and to turn off appliances and AC units when not in use. It describes some of the infrastructure changes that have been implemented to reduce resource and energy use in the dorms and on campus and ways that students that can help.


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

A brief description of these materials or publications:

A sustainability brochure is made available for pick-up by any visitor within the Admissions Office. The brochure details the structure of the Sustainability program as well as opportunities and accomplishments.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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