Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.81
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Colorado College has multiple platforms where is provides sustainability news. The Office of Sustainability sends out a newsletter every block, providing information on office activities, opportunities and sustainability-related lectures and events on campus.
The Colorado College Office of Sustainability also has an Instagram and Facebook page which provide news about sustainability on campus.


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

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

There is signage highlighting green building features in both LEED-certified buildings on campus, the Russell T. Tutt Science Center and the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center.
There is also signage highlighting the solar panels installed onto the roof of the Edith Gaylord Apartments.
The Office of Sustainability manages an interactive sustainability dashboard in the main student center that highlights sustainability efforts at the office.
Campus signage at various locations highlight sustainable landscape features (e.g. - native and xeric plantings; non-potable water use for irrigation, etc.)
The Outdoor Education Center has signage throughout the building highlighting sustainable design features.

Photos of the signage in the Worner student center is attached in additional documents

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The office of sustainability offers walking tours and a virtual tours to educate students about the sustainability of our campus. During the walking tours we inform students about the energy efficiency of campus buildings, highlight past accomplishments in sustainability, and explain our current initiatives to improve the efficiency and sustainability of our campus. The virtual tour on the college website provides a more in depth explanation of sustainability on campus including a real time calculator of energy usage in each building.


The Campus Arborist has also developed an online Tree Tour map of all the trees on the college's campus.

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:

Colorado Collegee has a Green Room Program which encourages students on campus to adopt sustainable lifestyles. The guide outlines all of the things students can do to become more sustainable in their living spaces along with habits they can adopt.
Students living off campus have a similar program and guide through Green Housing.


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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