Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.95
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

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:

SustainECU publishes a monthly Sustainability eNewsletter, which has over 650 subscribers and covers the following topics: Calendar of Events, Social Media Links, Green Holiday Tips, Current News Articles, ECO Hero Employee Spotlights, and much more!


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

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

GREEN STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE SIGNAGE:

- Rain Garden located outside Umstead Hall on 10th Street
- Rain Garden located behind the Belk Building off Charles Blvd
- Feed A Bee Habitats installed in the back of the Belk Complex and funded through a grant awarded to Biology Graduate Student and Professor
- Constructed Wetland located in the back of the Belk Complex.
- Beehive Installation with signage located near Lake Laupus on Health Sciences Campus

GREEN BUILDING SIGNAGE:

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).

Coastal Studies Institute has been awarded LEED Gold 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 designed to achieve 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 opened in July 2017.

Main Campus Student Center and Parking Garage was been designed to LEED Silver Certification standards and opened in January 2019.


Does the institution provide 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.


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

SustainECU hosts an information table at all of the summer orientation involvement fairs. At this table, we offer a "Green Room Shopping List" for incoming freshman (see link below). During the fair, the Sustainability Manager talks with incoming freshman and their family members about items that they can add to their dorm room shopping list that will help them reduce environmental impacts while living on campus. In addition, we talk about other opportunities for students to get involved with campus sustainability efforts.

Green Room Shopping List: https://campusoperations.ecu.edu/sustainability/wp-content/pv-uploads/sites/925/2018/02/Green-Room-Shopping-List.pdf


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

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
- Campus Sustainability Brochure (updated on 3-year cycle after STARS submission)


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Source: Chad Carwein, University Sustainability Manager

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