Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Denison University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Debby Andreadis
CSC Member
Campus Sustainability Committee
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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 hosts information about the University’s commitment to Sustainability, Campus Sustainability Committee, Student Campaigns, Campus Sustainability Audit, Buildings and Grounds, Recycling and Waste, Dining and Food, Education and Research, and Campus Initiatives. The website is maintained and developed by both the Sustainability Coordinator and University Communications.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Newsletter is a 2-3 page monthly publication. It is developed by the Sustainability Coordinator and published electronically as a PDF. Links to newsletters are sent via campus email and an archive is maintained on the Sustainability website.

Typically Newsletters have the following components:

1) Listing of upcoming sustainability-related events
2) Quotes related to sustainability
3) A general article relating to some aspect of sustainability
4) A feature on a Denison community member and their efforts to be more sustainable and/or lead efforts on campus
5) A feature on a student group, academic department, and or campus office and what they are doing to be more sustainable
6) Links to jobs and internships related to sustainability
7) Updates on events that have already occurred or will occur on campus.
8) A Q & A Section related to general questions and concerns that people have on campus about sustainability.


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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?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Both Barney-Davis Hall (Renovated 1996) and Cleveland Hall (Renovated 2009 to LEED Gold Standards) have signage that indicates the sustainable practices used in various components of the building.


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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:

Sodexo and its staff develop signage for dining areas and catered events that highlight local, organic, and sustainable foods that are being served.


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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Self-Guided Sustainability Walking Tour of campus highlights ten sites on campus that are focal points for Denison's sustainability initiatives. These include: Community Garden, Dining Halls, Composting Site, Solar Panels, Barney-Davis Hall (Home of the ENVS Program), Bryant Arts Center (LEED Gold), Office of Sustainability, Recycling Barn, The Homestead (Alternative Living for Students), and The Biological Reserve.


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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:

A university is defined by the students, and the students define the values of a university. At Denison, there is a plethora of different ways undergraduates can become involved in creating an environmentally conscious community. Many of these ways include lifestyle choices. The Office of Sustainability lists on its website the ways students can live more sustainably on campus.


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

A brief description of this material:

The Environmental Studies Program produces a newsletter, entitled Environmental Issues each semester that details research and events surrounding the program. Much of content is related to sustainability issues and themes.


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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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