Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Malorie Imhoff
Submission Date March 4, 2014
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STARS v1.2

DePauw University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Anthony Baratta
Assistant Director for Sustainability
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:

Our sustainability website is the central hub for all things sustainability, including but not limited to student projects, University projects, sustainability news, administrative progress on the American Colleges and Universities Presidents' Climate Commitment, and resources for contact or involvement.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The newsletter is sent by email monthly to all faculty and staff and includes updates on past events, upcoming events, student projects, University sustainability initiatives, green tips and the Green Tiger of the month.


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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:

Through our Science Research Fellows Program and students working on summer research, there is a requirement to prepare a poster on that work to be displayed at a poster session open and advertised to everyone at the University. The work from these poster sessions can (and sometimes do) find their way into journal articles prepared with professors and/or presentations at national conferences.

Additionally, DePauw recently added the Environmental Fellows Program into our Honors and Fellows Programs. The Environmental Fellows Program is designed for outstanding students who exhibit intellectual curiosity, high academic achievement and strong motivation to explore environmental issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Experiential learning opportunities, such as scientific research, internships or off-campus study, enhance the understanding that students gain through both their disciplinary major and cross-disciplinary environmental coursework. A capstone experience enables students to integrate all aspects of their environmental education.


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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 :

DePauw has two LEED Gold certified buildings in our Nature Park. In each of these buildings there is information about their construction and materials.

We are also in the process of ordering signs for the Roy O. West library to highlight our energy efficiency savings from a lighting upgrade.


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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:

Bon Appetit, our dining service provider, provides information in a variety of manners about sustainable food systems. Their website highlights nutritional balance through mind, body, soul and they have poster materials as well.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

N/A


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

N/A


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

The website offers a large amount of helpful information centered on transportation options. Airport shuttles, Rural Transit and the Castle Cab (Greencastle's cab service) are some. Additionally, we have the newly installed Community Bikes program, which offers bike rental to DePauw students and Greencastle community members.


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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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N/A


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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)?:
Yes

A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

There are frequent stories about the sustainable events and initiatives that are currently taking place on DePauw's campus. One of our Eco-Reps, Sarah White, plans to continue writing sustainability articles in The DePauw this semester.


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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:

We are thrilled that our Publications department agreed to produce a fantastic brochure for prospective students and admitted students. In late 2013 we received the brochures and Assistant Sustainability Director Anthony Baratta gave a presentation on the brochure at an Office of Admission staff meeting.


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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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