Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.68
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date July 25, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Evergreen State College, The
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Scott Morgan
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The Evergreen State College Sustainability Website: the college's official website for sustainability-related news, resources, and information. Includes links to the college's Sustainability Council, Office of Sustainability blog, greener living guides and resources, college sustainability plans and goals, and information on upcoming sustainability-related events. The college created and maintains this website.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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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 :

Our LEED Gold building, Seminar II, as well as our newly renovated College Activities Building (applied for LEED Gold certification) both have informational signage relating details of building construction and design that contributed to energy and water conservation and control of storm water runoff.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

Food service signage provides information on compostable food ware, trayless dining, and local food sources. The student run cafe (The Flaming Eggplant) also posts information on seasonal food choices. An Evergreen graduate student prepared a local food guide and informational brochure for the campus as a grant funded project in 2010.

The Flaming Eggplant web site has information about local food sourcing at http://academic.evergreen.edu/groups/flamingeggplant/.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Tours focused on sustainability on campus are provided upon demand to visitors and classes, as well as during orientations.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

An extensive guide to alternative transportation from Seattle to Portland, Oregon is posted on a kiosk at the primary bus station on campus. Information is also posted on line.


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

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

It touches on waste diversion (recyclable and organic waste), cleaning practices, community gardens, and campus practices.


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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

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Office of Sustainability Blog.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

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Office of Sustainability Facebook page


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Sustainable Prisons Project Website and Blog: The college hosts The Sustainable Prisons Project's website and blog, created by TESC faculty, students, and staff. The Sustainable Prisons Project is a partnership between The Evergreen State College and the Washington Department of Corrections. The Project works to reduce the environmental, economic, and human costs of prisons by inspiring and informing sustainable practices through collaborations with scientists, inmates, prison staff, students, and community partners. The website contains several pages of professional and peer-reviewed sustainability-related resources, media coverage of the Project's success, and a blog documenting the Project's work in the field of sustainability.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

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Greener Living Guide: The college created, maintains, and posts/prints/distributes the annual Greener Living Guide, which educates Evergreen community members on ways to live more sustainability by focusing on alternative transportation, clean energy and energy reduction, sustainable food practices, and waste reduction. The guide offers practical suggestions for Greener Living that can be applied at home, at school, at work, and in the community, and offers substantial information as well as contacts for additional local resources. The guide is available online and in printed form.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
Yes

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The Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL), a website for students to engage with and/or learn about sustainable agriculture.


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