Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 41.01
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

East Carolina University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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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):
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The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

SustainECU publishes a monthly Sustainability eNewsletter, which has over 250 subscribers and covers the following topics: Calendar of Events, Social Media Links, Green Holiday Tips, Current News Articles, ECO Here Employee Spotlights, and much more!


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:
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 :

Croatan Dining Hall has been awarded LEED Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Ross Hall (School of Dental Medicine) has been awarded LEED Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Minges Auxiliary Gym was renovated in August 2013 and has been awarded LEED Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Coastal Studies Institute has been awarded LEED Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in December 2012.

Belk Residence Hall was demolished and replaced with the Gateway Residence Halls, which were awarded LEED Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in July 2015.

Health Science Campus Student Services Building was designed to LEED Silver Certification standards and is scheduled for building occupancy in July 2017.

Main Campus Student Union and Parking Garage has been designed to LEED Silver Certification standards and is scheduled for building occupancy in Fall 2018.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Freight Farm installed and operated behind Jones Residence Hall.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

The Grounds team worked with the Sound Rivers organization on installing signage at the three grant funded Best Management Practice (BMP) projects installed on campus in 2015 and 2016, which added an academic / teaching component to these important projects.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

SustainECU maintains a continuously evolving Google Map that highlights sustainability features on ECU's campus, such as: Energy Projects, Campus Grounds, Waste Reduction, Green Buildings, Bottle Refill Stations, Alternative Transportation, Materials Management, Sustainable Dining, and Environmentally Related Departments.


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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:

SustainECU offers a printed handout or online guide that highlights sustainable transportation options for commuters including: ECU Transit, NextBus, Zimride, Enterprise CarShare and ECU Pirate BikeShare programs.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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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:

ECU offers a Bicycle and Pedestrian Map to students that was originally published by the City of Greenville.


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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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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

SustainECU also has handouts / online guides covering the following topics:

- Green Purchasing
- CFL Use & Disposal
- Pre-Break Checklist
- Decrease Page Margins
- Double Sided Printing
- Green Event Guidelines
- Auto Power Management
- Temperature Guidelines
- Waste Reduction & Recycling
- Green Room Shopping List


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