Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.10
Liaison Lynn Stoddard
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Eastern Connecticut State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Laura Miller
Energy Technical Specialist
Institute for Sustainable Energy
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
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A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
Building signage that highlights green building features No
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Eastern has a central sustainability webpages, "Sustainability at Eastern." These webpages provide information on Eastern's sustainability initiatives, including the President's climate commitments, academics and internships, green buildings and grounds, student engagement, recycling, dining and residential life, members and meeting notes of the Green Campus Committee, etc.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

The Institute for Sustainable Energy utilizes all forms of social media including a twitter account, a Facebook page, a You Tube Account, all of which are open to the campus community and provide updates on campus sustainability efforts and activities.

For the ISE's Facebook page please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/ise.easternct


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

At Eastern the Dining Hall is contracted through Chartwells. Chartwells has its own sustainability commitment which is shown on the website below. Chartwells also has a marketing intern who is hired specifically to promote sustainability signage in the dining hall and on the website.


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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Eastern has a sustainability map on the "Sustainability at Eastern" webpages, under "Green Buildings and Grounds." The map provides information on Eastern's "green" buildings and grounds. A sustainability tour is available upon request. The Institute for Sustainable Energy has worked closely with admissions guides to include these green features as part of their tour to prospective students.


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

Eastern currently hosts a number of events for commuter students through which they provide information about parking and alternative forms of transportation once on campus. Eastern students also have access to the statewide program CT Rides http://ctrides.com/ which is promoted on campus.


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

Eastern currently offers Green Theme Housing: THE GREEN THEME- ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY – This community allows students who are interested in environmental issues the opportunity to participate in numerous initiatives related to sustainability, going green, reducing carbon footprint, conserving natural resources, and recycling. Various service projects related to the environment are conducted throughout the year. The Green Theme Housing is located in Laurel Hall.
There is also educational material on mixed recycling that has been distributed within residence halls through TV monitors, and in paper form by Hall Directors (this is a new initiative as of 2015).


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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:

At Eastern there is currently a student writer assigned to sustainability news. The student Christina Rossomando provides regular coverage of any events that are involved with sustainability. Taking a look back at the last few copies of our student newspaper, you will see that sustainability is a regular feature.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

The Institute for Sustainable Energy has created a recycling video geared towards new students to help them gain a more thorough understanding of recycling on campus. The video incorporates Eastern students of various majors and backgrounds who are enthused about creating a greener, cleaner campus. This video will soon be part of a series of videos that will emphasize green initiatives at Eastern. These videos are seen as a fun, dynamic way to reach out to students not only to provide them with information about Eastern's green features, but to also encourage each student to become more sustainable.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
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A brief description of this material (2nd material):

In 2015, Eastern created a unique Eastern sustainability logo. The development of the logo was a collaborative effort of the Green Campus Committee and University Relations. The logo appears at the bottom of Eastern's main landing page as a hyperlink to the "Sustainability at Eastern" webpages, appears in the header for the Sustainability at Eastern webpages, and appears on recycling stickers on all containers throughout the campus.


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This information was collected using information from the following websites: ISE website, dining services website, facilities website, student activities, residence halls website, and any available social media pages focused on promoting sustainability.

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