Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.23
Liaison Ken Foster
Submission Date July 15, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Concordia College - Moorhead
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 4.00 Samantha Hill
Sustainability Coordinator
Academic Affairs
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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 central sustainability website features Concordia's energy utility dashboard, information about past and current initiatives, a membership list and contact information for the President's Sustainability Council, a project submission form, and relevant announcements, such as any open applications for Eco-Representatives, EcoHouse, and others.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The Sustainability Applied Student Research program encourages student research on sustainability, including assistance with funds and finding a suitable research mentor.

Student research can be shared with the community at the Celebration of Student Scholarship event in the spring. The Celebration of Student Scholarship is a day-long event honoring student research, scholarship, and creative experiences. This year’s event will take place on April 9, 2014, and will celebrate the variety and quality of scholarly work completed by students at Concordia. Events include paper presentations, poster sessions, music and theatre performances, an alumni panel, and an awards reception.


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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:

Labels in the dining area quickly and visually identify food that is vegetarian, as well as signage for locally sourced food. Dining Services also hosts a number of themed "local food meals" with signage and information about where the products were grown and harvested.


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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

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

While Concordia does not have a comprehensive guide for commuters, two guides are available at Campus Information at the Knutson Campus Center, one with routes and timetables for the local MATbus (free to ride for Concordia students, faculty, and staff), as well as a bicycle transportation map and guide for the area.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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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)?:
No

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Due to student interest, sustainability is featured in the weekly student newspaper, the Concordian, nearly every issue, however there is no dedicated regular column devoted to the topic.


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