Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Frostburg State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ann Townsell
Director of Publications
Office of Publications
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features ---
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians ---
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Frostburg State University’s sustainability efforts are spearheaded by Learning Green, Living Green (LGLG), its campus wide task force; the official website for LGLG is http://www.frostburg.edu/lglg/. LGLG uses the website as a way of keeping the campus informed and connected to our sustainability initiatives, including relevant info such as links to our climate Action Plan, our Energy-Efficient Purchasing Policy, and our latest press releases highlighting our events and activities relating to our sustainability efforts. We also outline our mission and vision on this website. In addition to our website, we also try to maintain an active community of sharing ideas and initiatives about sustainability through our LGLG Facebook Page (https.//www.facebook.com/frostburglglg)


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

We like to think of our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/frostburglglg) as a sustainability newsletter, where we share photos, announcements, links to relevant conferences and articles about sustainability and other resources. Additionally, we occasionally submit news items to the Office of News and Media Services, who crafts press releases about our sustainability efforts that are in turn sent to a variety of local and regional news sources.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

Learning Green Living Green at FSU (LGG) Facebook Page
• 1,137 page "Likes"
• 3-6 posts a week focused on sustainablity articles and sustainability accomplishments & events on campus.


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Every year, during Earth Week, FSU holds a Sustainability teach-In called "Focus Frostburg." This is an opportunity for students, faculty and community to share research, projects, videos, and information that highlights sustainability and the environment. FSU publishes a brochure that offers a synopsis of each session and the schedule for the day.
Link to press release:
http://www.frostburg.edu/home/news/university-news-portal/fsu-to-focus-on-sustainability-and-climate-awareness-at-focus-frostburg/


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Chartwells, provides the food service for the FSU campus. Chortles' website lists their commitment to sustainability and some of their sustainability initiatives, such as: composting, reducing environmental impact, purchasing initiatives, and a focus on nutrition and wellness.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

• A sustainability walking map or tour – FSU publishes Arboretum tour map http://www.frostburg.edu/dept/biol/arboretum/map/
http://www.frostburg.edu/dept/biol/arboretum/trees-on-campus/


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

FSU disseminates a bus schedule for on campus and off campus students to travel to campus and to off campus community locations as well.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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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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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

FSU lists information about campus-wide recycling on our LGLG web page. There are four recycling bins on each floor of every building on campus. FSU currently recycles mixed paper, newsprint, magazines, textbooks, cardboard, plastic #1, plastic #2, aluminum, metal, plastic bags, toner cartridges, and fluorescent light bulbs.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

FSU Viewbook for incoming students features campus sustainability information, such as:
• Eco-aware programs, including a minor in sustainability, and a master’s in applied ecology and conservation biology.
• Green facilities
• Focus Frostburg sustainability awareness day
• Dinning services locally-sourced food and composting
• Annual recycling competition


The website URL for this material (1st material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies website contains materials on ethnobotany research, education and application at FSU.


The website URL for this material (2nd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

"#sustain" magazine is a student-run publication created by students in English 402 and advised by faculty member, Dr. Jill Anne Morris. "#sustain" is published annually and is dedicated to educating the student body on all things sustainable–the staff writers cover everything from the trashwheel in Baltimore's Inner Harbor to relationships and health.
"#sustain" is funded by the FSU Student Sustainability Fee.


The website URL for this material (3rd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

A brief description of this material (4th material):

PRESS RELEASE:
Frostburg SGA’s $15 Bet on Green Returns a More Sustainable Future
03/22/2016
Students seldom vote to create new mandatory fees for themselves, but when the purpose is clear and personally important, they do so gladly.

Thanks to the forethought of Frostburg State University Student Government Association leaders, 12 new student-focused sustainability projects have received grant funding from the FSU President’s Advisory Council for Sustainability (PACS). The funds were raised through FSU’s Student Sustainability Fee, a $15-per-semester mandatory fee instituted by SGA in May of 2014.
(Read full article at link below)


The website URL for this material (4th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

A brief description of this material (5th material):

PRESS RELEASE:
FSU Earns Fourth-Year Honors as Tree Campus USA
03/16/2016
For the fourth year in a row, Frostburg State University has been honored as a Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. (Read full article at link below)


The website URL for this material (5th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

A brief description of this material (6th material):

PRESS RELEASE:
Sustainability Council Funds 12 Projects Via Student Fee
02/26/16
Twelve sustainability project proposals have been funded by the President’s Advisory Council for Sustainability at Frostburg State University. (Read full article at link below)


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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