Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amanda Whittingham
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Operations and 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):

All sustainability events and news items are posted on the internal campus portal.

The external website has information about our commitment to sustainability, events, ways people can get involved and make changes in their lies, as well as a detailed page on waste diversion on campus.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Student Union newsletter, Interrobang, and the Off-Campus Housing Newsletters both have a monthly sustainability column.


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:

Fanshawe Sustainability has a facebook page, where news, information and events are shared with staff, students and the public.


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:

Although the newspaper does not have a sustainability column or a reporter assigned to sustainability, there is regular coverage of sustainability. Currently, it is unrealistic to ask the student newspaper to change their operation methods. However, the result of sustainability being regularly and frequently covered is reached.

The sustainability coordinator requests articles written, or submits article to the student Newspaper, multiple times a semester. Also, articles are written on relevant topics, sometimes ones that are related to sustainability. These are not directed by the Sustainability Office.


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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:

Student research and innovation day is the annual showcase of Fanshawe College student research projects. Students who have completed individual, group, class or capstone projects are invited to submit projects for consideration. The selection committee reviews all entries and chooses semi-finalists. Semi-finalists are invited to display their projects at the event. Judges assess each project based on specific criteria


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 :

There is a sign near our on-campus green roof that explains what it is, how it works, and the research being done on it.


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

Sustainable Food Systems signage and brochures are provided at B cafe, one of the biggest dining area on campus. Any food ingredient that is sustainable is also marked "WE" on the menu sign.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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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:

Alternative transportation options are outlined on our Parking Office webpage, as well as links on the sustainability website. This include information on bike paths and safety, carpooling options, and London Transit information.


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:

The college does not produce materials, but does make already produced materials available on the Parking Office and Fanshawe Student Union.

Guides made available on campus:
http://www.londontransit.ca/our-services/bike-and-ride/
https://www.healthunit.com/share-the-road
https://www.healthunit.com/fit-bicycle-helmet
https://www.london.ca/residents/Roads-Transportation/Transportation-Choices/Pages/Bike-and-Walk-Map.aspx


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:

Part of the Sustainability Website is dedicated to living more sustainably, so everyone has a resource they can refer to if they are wanting to make changes. There is also information for the annual Residence Energy Conservation Challenege, avalable all year, showing students how they can reduce their energy usage. All refrigerators in residence have a magnet on them showing how to properly sort and divert waste from landfill.


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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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