Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jim Biesecker
Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning & Management
Facilities Services
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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:
The online newsletter provides a place to find links to sites describing environmental problems and debates, as well as post comments to have discussions.

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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
Gettysburg College's John F. Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness and our Janet Morgan Riggs Student Center features signs that makes known its status as a LEED Gold Certified building.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
A student recycling intern created a sustainability walking tour of campus in 2009. You view our tour by referring to links on our website. Tours of the campus' sustainability features (such as the Student Garden, Farmhouse,LEED Gold Certified buildings, green roofs, storm water storage, solar panels etc) are periodically offered to current students during special events such as Sustainability Week in the fall semester and Earthweek in the spring.

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 Greenbook: Green practices of the Gettysburg College Community” is a green-living-guide that was compiled in 2007 by the Gettysburg College student Recycling Interns, and has been updated annually since then. Its contents include information on the college’s sustainability initiatives, facts and figures regarding recycling and being “green”, ways to get more involved on campus, a very brief description of the Environmental Studies department and classes , facts on energy and what the college recycles, information about the Give It Up For Good Sale, and some “easy green steps.”
These “Greenbooks” used to be distributed to all first-year students by way of tangible, paper books. In an effort to be more sustainable, this information is now on our website and students are asked to reference the site to learn about best practices.

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
A collaborative effort between the Adams County Food Policy Council, Adams County Farmers Market Association, and the College has been the yearly publication of a Local Foods Resource Booklet which lists all the local farms in the county who sell at markets, run farm stands, or offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. The booklet also provides information about seasonal foods and where to find local food options in local restaurants and grocery stores, and also includes information food security in Adams County and the resources available to households that are food-insecure. That local food guide is now available online as well: https://www.adamsfoodpolicy.org/local-foods-guide

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