Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2012
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Dickinson College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Daniel Webster
Sustainability Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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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 sustainability at Dickinson College website provides our working definition of sustainability and provides link to various sustainability initiatives in the areas of: research and education, campus operations, governance and finance, and campus culture.


The website URL for the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:
http://www.dickinson.edu/sustainability/
+ Date Revised: Jan. 22, 2013

Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The sustainability newsletter was started in Fall 2009 and is managed by the Center for Sustainability Education’s interns. It is disseminated weekly and includes sustainable work and volunteer opportunities, campus events, and tips.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
http://www.dickinson.edu/about/sustainability/content/Sustainability-Events/
+ Date Revised: Jan. 22, 2013

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:

Dickinson holds an Earth Issues seminar monthly, which is hosted by the Environmental Studies Department. One seminar is dedicated solely to student research projects on sustainability.


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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 :

Althouse Hall, that received a LEED gold certification in December, has multiple presentations in the building to showcase the many green building features throughout this academic building. Additionally, future buildings that are renovated or built with green building features will have similar signs.


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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:

The main dining hall at Dickinson has a display that identifies local farms where dining services procures goods, and the Dickinson College Farm has brochures designed as Admissions hand-outs for prospective students.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
Yes

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

There are signs located in the edible landscaping plots that encourage community members to pick the vegetables and fruit when they are in season.


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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:

Tours are provided by sustainability interns or the sustainability projects coordinator for Family Weekend and by request from other colleges and universities. The sustainability projects coordinator handles the logistics of the tour on a case by case basis.

The College Farm is designing a self-guided tour that will include a walking map with points of interest that are connected to a podcast informational session.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/visit/how-to-arrange-a-visit/
+ Date Revised: Jan. 22, 2013

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:

There is literature at the Department of Public Safety that provides information on our Zipcar and Redbike programs. Both programs are open to any Dickinson community member.


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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)?:
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:

Every issue of The Dickinsonian last fall featured an article related to a sustainability event, program, or initiative. We have an archive at CSE dedicated to our coverage in The Dickinsonian.


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