Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.30
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Evergreen State College, The
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sam Alfieri
Sustainability Analyst
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

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

The Office of Sustainability site includes background on current infrastructure, sustainability initiatives and projects, campus goals, and the College’s Climate Action Plan, Curriculum and community connections.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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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:

Facebook pages for Evergreen’s Office of Sustainability, Permaculture club, Bike Shop, and Organic Farm.

https://www.facebook.com/EvergreenStatePermaculture?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/theevergreenbikeshop/

https://www.facebook.com/EvergreenOrganicFarm/


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?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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

N/A


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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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 buildings, Seminar II, as well as our newly renovated College Activities Building both have informational signage relating details of building construction and design that contributed to energy and water conservation and control of storm water runoff.


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:

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.


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:

Evergreen has a number of different gardens located around campus, including rooftop, medicinal, forest, and basketry gardens, to name a few. Each has a sign describing the garden area, its purpose, and care.


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:

Tours focused on sustainability, or discrete aspects such as energy, are available on-demand and often provided to visitors and classes, as well as during orientations.


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

Our commute trip program maintains a web site on alternative commuting options, as does our Office of Sustainability. We also have a large kiosk display with details for long-distance commuting throughout the Puget Sound region available at the college's primary bus stop.


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:

Evergreen provides local bicycle route maps, commuter lockers, external repair stations, and other services for bicyclists on campus. The Evergreen Bike Shop also serves as a bicycle resource center, volunteer run since 1977, dedicated to making cycling accessible and practical to everyone in the greater Olympia area.


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:

Residence and Dining provides information about how to use sustainability infrastructure in on-campus residences, including composting and recycling, community gardens, green infrastructure, transportation, water, and a free store. "Greener Tips" provide suggestions for how to improving personal sustainability measures.


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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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