Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.54
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2020

STARS v2.2

Elon University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kelly Harer
Assistant Director of Sustainability for Education and Outreach
Office of Sustainability
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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 Sustainability Newsletter was started in the fall of 2011 and is created by the Communications Intern in the Office of Sustainability with guidance from the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach. It is distributed once a semester via email to those who sign up for the student sustainability list and to all faculty and staff. It is also posted online. The content may vary each time it is published; but in general, the newsletter contains information about new programs, events, interesting information/statistics about existing programs and stories about student and/or faculty/staff projects or work related to sustainability.
https://www.elon.edu/u/bft/sustainability/get-involved/newsletter/
The Office of Sustainability also offers a biweekly newsletter to all students who sign up for the student sustainability email list. This newsletter is created by the Communications Intern with guidance from the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach. It includes information such as new programming, upcoming events, and sustainability-related jobs and internships both on and off campus.
The Office also uses Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to share up-to-date information about sustainability at the university.
https://www.instagram.com/elonsustainability/
https://www.facebook.com/ElonSustainability
https://twitter.com/SustainableElon


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

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

The Inman Admissions Welcome Center has signage that highlights green building features throughout the building that contributed to the building's LEED Silver certification.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Sustainability Walking Tour map highlights sustainability features and programs on campus. It is available on the Sustainability website and as a hard copy.
https://www.elon.edu/u/bft/sustainability/


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:

The Sustainable Living Guide provides a number of strategies and tips for incorporating sustainability into the residential experience. A printed copy of the guide is given to every Residence Life student leader at the beginning of the fall semester. They are asked to display the Sustainable Living Guide in a prominent area of their residence facility. It includes the following topics: waste management, transportation, eating and dining, energy, conscious purchasing, and water conservation. The Sustainable Living Guide for residential neighborhoods with LEED facilities includes information about the sustainable features of the LEED buildings in that neighborhood. The Sustainable Living Guides are also available online.
https://www.elon.edu/u/bft/sustainability/get-involved/student-opportunities/sustainable-living-guides/


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

Stories about sustainability related campaigns, programs and/or events are featured in the university's online news platform, Today at Elon (formerly E-Net). https://www.elon.edu/u/news/


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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