Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tomohiro Morimoto
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Hokkaido University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Maki Komatsu
coordinator
office for a 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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

HUISD, Hokkaido University Initiative for Sustainable Development, is a portal site which serves as information gateway to various activities by Hokkaido University for the creation of sustainable society.

The site was launched in April, 2005, and has 124 contents as of August 2012.

The users can retrieve information by keyword search, by order of entry, by organization, or by category.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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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:

Students can take advantage of Sustainability Weeks, journals/newsletters, HUSCUP, ESD Archive, among others, to publish and disseminate their research outcome.

1. Sustainability Weeks is an annual program hosted by Hokkaido University, where students can host events and have their own sessions.
See ER-T2-6 for the detail of Sustainability Weeks.

2. Journals and newsletters are issued not only by Hokkaido University as a whole but also by individual departments, and students can contribute their research paper or have column.

3. HUSCAP, Hokkaido University Collection of Scholarly and Academic Papers, is an open research archive which was ranked the 5th among 1,120 institutional repositories in January 2011 by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain.

4. ESD Archive is hosted by AUA Project, inter-institutional project on Education for Sustainable Development lead by Hokkaido University, and is available for students/researchers to contribute and retrieve Sustainability-related research outcomes.

5. The Hokkaido University Museum collets about 4 million pieces of research outcomes and specimens, and a portion of its floor is dedicated to exhibition on "Sustainability". Recent research outcomes can be exhibited at the Museum or disseminated through public seminars organized by the Museum.


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

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

Though the institution has green buildings that are designed and maintained in a manner to minimize the environmental footprint, it does not have a signage.


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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 institution has requested Univ. Co-op, the operators of its cafeterias, to procure local produce in precedence to non-local one, and to prepare or offer foods/drinks which are free from potential harmful additive. There are posters in the dining areas which describe above-mentioned policies.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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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:

Although not regularly offered, sustainability tours are organized on ad-hoc basis in concert with events/programs or upon request, and maps are provided to participants.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
No

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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:

The Office for a Sustainable Campus posts posters that encourages energy-saving practices everywhere on campus, not limited to residential area.


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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

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

A brief description of this material:

The institution monitors the consumption of electricity in real-time, and displays the usage level by kilowatt and in relation (percentage) to its target at the banner of its web page. On the Intranet, the departmental breakdowns are also accessible.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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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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