Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Kathleen Hilimire
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Fort Lewis College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Rachel Landis
Coordinator
Environmental Center
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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 Fort Lewis College Sustainability website contains an overview of sustainability at Fort Lewis College, including an inventory of sustainability projects and initiatives, information about governance, and a resource of courses and research with sustainability components.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Fort Lewis College Environmental Center publishes a bi-weekly electronic newsletter, the EC Digest, which contains information about Environmental Center events and initiatives, highlights on student sustainability experiences and learning, features of the Environmental Center's Environmental Library, and a link to community sustainability events.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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 Fort Lewis College Environmental Center manages a Facebook Page, Blog, Instagram account, and photostream that all highlight the Environmental Center's sustainability efforts both on campus and in our community


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?:
Yes

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

The Fort Lewis College Library maintains a webpage that contains an archive of student research related to sustainability on campus


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 :

All LEED buildings have signage that indicate their 'green' features and direct building users towards ways to participate in helping to promote sustainability on campus.


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:

In 2015, the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center and Sodexo received a grant to create educational signage and labeling materials to 1) showcase that FLC is a Real Food Challenge signatory, 2) help diners understand the value behind the Real Food Challenge movement and 3) provide diners with the ability to identify and selectively choose 'real' foods. To this end, we have permanent signage installed in all campus dining locations, a 30x40' art installation in the college dining hall, published 'menus' of real foods, digital signage of 'real' foods, food labeling, as well as, an informational website.


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:

The 'native' landscapes located outside of the Student Union and the Native Plants Garden located behind Berndt Hall have signage explaining why these zones look 'wild' and how they benefit pollinators and conserve water.


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:

The Fort Lewis College Student Life webpage contains information about the Durango Transit system, for which staff receive discounted passes and students receive free passes. Bus route and bIke maps are always available at the Student Information Desk in the Student Union, as well as in the Environmental Center.


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)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
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A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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