Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.34
Liaison John Stolz
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Duquesne University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Carissa Lange
Graduate Assistant
Center for Environmental Research & Education (CERE)
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

The recently created Sustainability Newsletter is published through the Center for Environmental Research and Education. The newsletter provides campus sustainability updates and details sustainability related current events. It also includes tips for sustainable living (e.g. sustainable dining options, etc). The newsletter can be found on CERE's website. https://www.duq.edu/assets/Documents/environmental-science/_pdf/Greenhouse%20Gas/Newsletter/Sustainability%20Newsletter%20Fall%202020.pdf


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

LEED Certification Plaques in certified buildings/areas, as well as low-flow toilet signage exist on campus where applicable. Additionally Signage exist on hydration stations to let students know how many plastic water bottles were avoided by using each machine. In the PNC Atrium in the student union, there is an entire display dedicated to campus sustainability practices.

In addition, there is a 55 inch flat screen tv dashboard in Rockwell Hall that shows the building's energy consumption. This is meant to highlight sustainability and make students more conscious of their environmental impact.


Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Center for Environmental Research and Education created a sustainable walking tour/route. The Graduate Coordinator, Mary Kate Ranii, takes prospective Environmental Science undergraduate and graduate students on this route when they visit campus. Additionally, this tour route and information was presented to the Admissions Office so that their tour guides could be trained to make note of sustainability facts while on tour.


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/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Duquesne University hosts a "Sustainability at Duquesne" report on their Sustainability website accessible to all members of the campus community which details campus sustainability information.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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