Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Gulf Coast University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

We maintain social media platforms about sustainability on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FGCU.Sustainability/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Sustain_FGCU

Additionally, The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education sends quarterly newsletter e-mails to stakeholders with information on recent Center activity, upcoming events, and other news from FGCU.

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

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

Building signage has started with our first academic building built to LEED standards. This LEED platinum building has signs demonstrating the sustainable practices both inside the building as well as outside. These include, but are not limited to the following: -signs that explain how campus buildings are designed to reduce heat islands
-signs that tell the benefit of biking and where to find showers and lockers on campus so that biking is a more feasible mode of transit in the heat.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

FGCU's sustainability map may be found at: https://www.fgcu.edu/adminservices/physicalplant/environmental-initiatives/sustainability-map

Additionally, the Welcome Center tour guides point out bike racks, LEED certified buildings, solar compactors and recycling bins, and residential dining's onsite garden. They also talk about FGCU's efficient cooling system and electricity generated from our solar field.

Campus Naturalists lead tours to Colloquium students that point out the campus's sustainability features in developed areas and take students through campus nature trails.

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

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

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is committed to creating a greener environment for its residents. They have a committee that develops sustainability initiatives for residents and their operational staff works to coordinate the Green Eagle Move Out, which ensures that move out wastes are minimized. The Office of Housing's Sustainability Committee has also participated in and sponsored other events, including Eagles' Earth Day. They produce a variety of green living tutorials that show on public screens while students wait for the campus shuttle and also on the closed circuit viewing in resident's apartments. Examples may be viewed on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdyPL8O1reJ46eL4dCpP3kQ

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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