Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.00
Liaison Kevin Moran
Submission Date May 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Drake University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00
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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 (optional):

Drake's sustainability webpage contains information about Drake's climate action plan, academic programs, student action, facilities and grounds, campus dining, recycling, paper use, and transportation.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:
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The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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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

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research 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 :

Most academic, administrative, and residence buildings have signage indicating where to recycle bins are and what can/cannot be recycled. The Quad Creek Cafe dining hall has signage indicating what can be composted.

Drake's LEED and Green Globe certified buildings contain signage indicating that the buildings were built with various green features inside and outside.


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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

Drake provides resources to student and staff regarding more sustainable methods of transportation on the Drake website. To help members of the Drake community get around while keeping fuel use and vehicle exhaust to a minimum, we provide students and staff with free passes to ride the DART Bus system all over Des Moines and have invested in many bike racks around campus. Bcycle stations are located on campus and adjacent streets for use at a discounted rate as well as Drake Bike Library which allows students to rent bikes for free from the Student Life Center in Olmsted. The Student Life Center in the Olmsted Center provides brochures to Drake students and staff on various DART bus routes.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

The Student Life Center in the Olmsted Center provides brochures to Drake students and staff on various DART bus routes as well as maps of the Des Moines area that can be accessed by pedestrians and bicyclists. These maps include bike trails.

Drake also has the Safe Ride Program. Since the start of the 2015 academic year, Drake has been operating its own evening bus system. The bus runs throughout both the Fall and Spring semesters and is available to all members of the University community free of charge. The bus operates between 24th -34th street from Cottage Grove to College Ave. Every corner is a bus stop for pick-up along with the cut out in front of the Library on University and the Olmsted Lot in front of the Olmsted Center.


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

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

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