Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.32
Liaison Ken Lindeman
Submission Date April 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Institute of Technology
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ken Lindeman
Professor, Sustainability Studies
Ocean Engineering & Marine Sciences
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

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

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

The school has a Sustainability Facebook and Instagram page. The page features what the Florida Tech students are doing to forge ahead in the growing sustainability industry. It also posts about the latest sustainability-based current events both around the Melbourne area and the globe, climate change science, environmental news, and renewable energy.
https://www.facebook.com/greenpawprint/

The Student Organization for Sustainability action also uses Instagram and Facebook to post information about sustainability at the school. The student ran club mostly promotes all the on-campus sustainability-related events.
https://www.facebook.com/FloridaTechSOSA/


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

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

Our LEED rated buildings have a plaque in the commons spaces showcasing that particular building's rating and performance. Our Panther Aquatics Center also has signs highlighting and explaining the renewable energy technologies utilized such as the geothermal temperature control system that the pool utilizes. Additional signage regarding FIT sustainable activities is also present at other locations on campus.

https://www.fit.edu/sustainability/campus-and-community-actions/overview/sustainable-buildings/


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The university has a self-guided walking tour that starts at Melbourne’s original schoolhouse located at Florida Tech and follows the different trails within the school's botanical garden. The map used for the tour highlights the most interesting and accessible palms, bamboos, and other rare specimens of the more than 200 found in the garden.

https://www.fit.edu/media/site-specific/wwwfitedu/botanical-garden/documents/walking-tour-pamphlet.pdf

https://www.fit.edu/sustainability/campus-and-community-actions/overview/


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/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Florida Tech has a University Sustainability Guide that informs and encourages campus users to become more conscientious of their surroundings and provides tips on how to live more sustainably. It provides examples of what the campus is currently doing to become more sustainable and provides tips on incorporating sustainability into a daily routine. It also includes the university's first Campus Sustainability Pledge that looks at daily life and the impacts our decisions have on our environment.

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d17e9af8#/d17e9af8/4


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

The university also has pamphlets around campus providing information about recycling on campus. This pamphlet includes information on what can be recycled vs. what cannot be recycled. It also includes information on various disposal situations and collection sites.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This data was compiled by the Campus Sustainability Office, Facilities Operations Department, and the Office of Security.

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