Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Florida State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jamie Valentine
Partnerships Coordinator
Sustainable Campus
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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 Sustainable Campus website serves as the central point for information about sustainability at FSU including: Strategic Planning, initiatives, events, and ways to get involved.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Sustainable Campus office develops and disseminates a weekly sustainability newsletter sent via email to individuals that sign up at events or on our website. The newsletter contains information on upcoming sustainability events on campus and in the community, volunteer opportunities, and internships. Currently, the sustainability newsletter has over 4,168 readers.


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:

The Sustainable Campus office maintains several social media platforms to engage the campus community-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FSUsustainablecampus
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fsusustainable
Instagram: http://instagram.com/fsusustainable
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FSUSustainableCampus


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

The FSView student newspaper regularly covers campus wide sustainability events and news. Additionally, as the Sustainable Campus office is a member of the Capital Area Sustainability Council, staff regularly develop articles to be published in “Greening Our Community,” a weekly column in the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper.


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?:
Yes

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

The Sustainable Campus website, newsletter, and further publications share student sustainability research. The office of Undergraduate Research maintains the FSU Undergraduate Research Journal which is dedicated to publishing student research. Also, the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for student researchers to showcase their work to the university community. The symposium is an interdisciplinary event where hundreds of student researchers present their work as oral and poster presentations.


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?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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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:

Sodexo, FSU’s dining partner, posts signs throughout all dining locations highlighting local produce, Fresh from Florida ingredients, produce from Sodexo supported farms, vegetarian, and vegan selections. Signs also include ‘Ask for a sample’ to encourage students to taste an item before placing it on their plate to reduce food waste. Food Recovery Network signs and pamphlets are located in student cafeterias encouraging volunteering on campus to reduce food waste. Sodexo also produces guides for eating vegetarian and vegan for each dining location on campus to ensure sustainable food choices are available and known by students.


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?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

n/a


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The FSU Sustainability app includes a navigational map of all the hydration stations located throughout the university. The app also contains sustainable features on campus as well as points of interest such as LEED buildings, gardens, and solar panels.


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:

FSU highlights sustainable commuting through a variety of resources to educate the FSU community about alternative transportation services on and around campus. Both the Sustainable Campus and Transportation and Parking Services websites offer a list of available services and numerous publications are produced and distributed at various campus events.

Commuter Services of North Florida, stationed in the College of Business also hosts numerous resources for sustainable transportation.


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 FSU Transportation department maintains a website with details on registering your bike with FSUPD, how to take your bike on the bus, the reCycle bike rental program on campus, and University regulations concerning bicycles.


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:

The Sustainable Campus office developed and shares the Green Living Guide, a comprehensive guide to live a more sustainable life at FSU and beyond.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

The Sustainable Campus office created a Green Event Guide, highlighting ways to make campus events more sustainable including: recycling and minimizing waste, reusing or purchasing environmentally friendly supplies, and using sustainable transportation


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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The Sustainable Campus office developed a sustainability app which is located on the main page of the FSU app. The sustainability app features information on how and where to recycle on campus, a map of hydration stations, sustainability points of interest across campus, LEED buildings, ways to get involved in sustainability on campus, tips to reduce energy consumption and go green at FSU, calendar of sustainability events, and links to FSU sustainability social media.

http://transportation.fsu.edu/other-services
www.commuterservices.org

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