Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.54
Liaison Meghan Wrenn
Submission Date Aug. 8, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Endicott College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Meghan Wrenn
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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):

The website is maintained by the Office of Sustainability and can be accessed through the "About" section of the main College web page. The page states our commitment to sustainability and includes information about sustainability initiatives related to Climate and Energy, Health and Well-Being, Campus Operations, and Experiential Learning. It also contains links and resources for staff and students.

In addition, the Campus Map has a dedicated "layer" that highlights the sustainability features of every campus location.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Newsletter goes out once a semester highlighting campus sustainability updates, related news on campus or involving students, and sustainability tips or best practices.


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 Office of Sustainability has Twitter and Instagram accounts that post events, tips, and facts about sustainability on Endicott's campus.

Twitter: @SustainableGull
Instagram: @sustainablegull


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

Regular articles appear in the "Endicott Observer" student newspaper and the College's "Soundings" magazine.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Senior thesis day which involves presentations, postering sessions and written highlights of specific projects.

Various events and presentations that students are involved with are frequently highlighted.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

All buildings contain universal waste signage on trash, recycling, and compost, where applicable.

There is information displayed throughout campus on vending machines, fume hoods, laundry machines, bathroom mirrors, etc.

There are digital screens located in most buildings throughout campus that display content such as "green" tips, sustainability event details, recycling information, and data on green building features and sustainability initiatives at Endicott.

There is outdoor signage as well highlighting features such as our solar canopy, pervious pavement parking lot, and native species throughout our hiking trails, vernal pools and wetlands located on campus.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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:

Napkin dispensers in dining locations are often used for sustainability-related information.
Sodexo has its statement of principles posted in every dining location. They also have a wall mural surrounding the conveyor belt in the dining hall highlighting their commitments to local food procurement and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

There are digital screens in most buildings on campus, including multiple screens in the dining hall. These screens display healthy eating options as well as "green" tips, sustainability event details, recycling information, and data on sustainability initiatives at Endicott.

The Office of Sustainability has ownership over a wall in the dining hall to post content that highlights sustainability initiatives.

There is signage throughout the dining hall at food stations explaining the local food sources that are used.

Signage is also created specific to events highlighting locally sourced dishes.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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:

There are over 3 miles of trails on Endicott's campus with signage posted throughout to educate people about the surrounding ecosystem. Signs include information about vernal pools, American Chestnuts and the Chestnut Blight, original glacial deposits, the unique history of the trail during the Salem Witch Trials, Eastern Hemlocks and the Wooly Adelgid, and ecological succession.

There are also signs along the road leading up to a pervious parking lot on campus that focus on local salamander species, amphibian crossings, vernal pools, efficient lighting, wetland buffer zones, invasive species, wetland management, and permeable pavement.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Our green guide shows a map of the campus which highlights the sustainability elements in each building. The Campus Map also has a dedicated "layer" that highlights the sustainability features of every campus location.

Tour guides are trained on sustainable campus features to include on campus tours.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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:

The Student Activities web page and the Sustainability web page contain links to public transportation and Zip Car, which is hosted on campus. There is also information on the Sustainability page about bike racks, the campus shuttle, and the six electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus.

The benefits office also provides information on various methods of transportation available on campus and in the area.


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

We have a Trail Map that guides bicyclists and pedestrians through the miles of trails behind campus and highlights important trail features. The Sustainability web page also provides information about the MBTA commuter rail into Boston as well as the campus shuttle, which provides access to downtown Beverly, local malls, and the commuter rail.

The campus map provides information on interior travel routes on campus, all accessible to bicyclists and pedestrians.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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 incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

We have an Endicott "green" guide that explains sustainable aspects of various buildings on campus, including residential halls. We also have an Office of Sustainability brochure that is given out to students, staff, and prospective students. The brochure outlines sustainable aspects of campus and ways that students can get involved with our office and contribute to a sustainable campus.

RA's/RD's are trained and provided with educational activities to engage their students in sustainability.

We are in the process of updating our Sustainable Endicott brochure which will be available to students, faculty, staff and prospective students.


The website URL for 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?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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