Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.41
Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 5, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Haywood Community College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Preston Jacobsen
Sustainability Technician
Academic Services and Work Force Development
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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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

A detailed site from the main website feauring categorzied sustainable efforts across the HCC campus. Categories include...

Green Initiatives
Take Action
Climate Action Plan
Sustainability Club
Code Green Initiative
Community Involvement


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

We email every month a list of ways to be more sustainable as well as any exciting news including on and off campus sustainability focused or related news and events.


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Does the institution have 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 Bio Fuels program uses a research van which enables students to build and run the van off of bio fuels created on site.


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

Our new Creative Arts Building will have electronic displays, similar to an Energy Dashboard that will scroll information about the building's LEED Platinum features and associated savings.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

The sign creates awareness of the sustainable efforts used in and around the cafeteria. The sign features information about the compostable untensils, plates, trays, cups, etc as well as the produce which comes from the campus garden. The sign is displayed in several locations throughout the cafeteria to ensure maximum awareness.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

Our main sign we highlight is the rain garden educational sign. It describes in detail the need for rain garden, the practices we implement on campus, and how the rain garden works.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The tour completes a loop around and through the campus which stops at various locations to illustrate the sustainable practices around campus. The walking tour takes an hour to complete and also enhances the campus' aesthetic beauty while highlighting the sustainable efforts.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

On the website we have several ways in which people can commute to campus and within the community. Our bike plan is apart of the information as well as the Park- N - Ride program.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

We do not have residence halls on our campus. However, we do have a section within our sustainbility website in which individuals can be more sustainable at home or in the work place.


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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 regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

There is no Student Newspaper.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

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Every two weeks we send out campus wide emails informing people on how to become more sustainable, both at work and at home.


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