Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Hope College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michelle Gibbs
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 No
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 No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
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:

The Sustainable Hope website provides information about the college's sustainability efforts in different departments, as well as data pertaining to Hope's Greenhouse Gas emissions and energy usage. This site also allows students to suggest sustainability ideas for Hope to implement.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute (HHCSI) created a weekly column in the local Holland Sentinel Newspaper. The weekly series is titled "Living Sustainably" and is a collection of community voices sharing updates about local sustainability initiatives and research. It is presented by the HHCSI, a joint project of Hope College, the City of Holland, and Holland Board of Public Works. These articles are then also posted on blog which is featured on the Hope College Intranet website.


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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:
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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

In the Fall of 2014 the Director for the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute (HHCSI) was hired. Sharing student research about sustainability is a top priority. We are currently in the process of collecting information from around campus.
The Director is also working with staff to disseminate sustainability research at the "2017 Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance Celebration" http://www.hope.edu/academics/celebration-undergraduate-research/


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 :

This is an initiative that is being worked on, but not in established as of yet.


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

Both dining halls at Hope provide signage that include information about where local and organic foods are purchased. The Sustainable Hope website provides more detailed information regarding the steps Dining Services has taken to incorporate sustainable food systems.


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

The Sustainable Hope website has information regarding the campus fleet vehicles as well as information about transportation to/from campus.

Hope runs a ride exchange program for students to encourage carpooling; ride information is accessible through inHope.

The transportation department has reorganized its off-campus ride system to be a para-transit system in which rides are scheduled such that total mileage is minimized by combining rides to and from locations near to each other.

For short trips in Holland, Hope recommends using the Macatawa Area Express bus (MAX).


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

The bicycle registration page states "Hope College supports the use of bicycles by students, faculty, staff, and visitors from the Holland community for traveling to and around our college campus. As one of the most efficient forms of travel, bicycle use supports Hope's Sustainability Project" and directs people to the Sustainable Hope Website.

Hope College and the City of Holland work closely on encouraging biking around town. Information about biking can also be found at: http://www.cityofholland.com/bikeholland/maps-resources


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

The Hope Advocates for Sustainability (HAS) are "devoted to making our campus more sustainable and eco-friendly." HAS is a group of passionate students from dorms around campus making an organized and effective effort at making student life at Hope more sustainable. http://www.hope.edu/_offices/sustainability/groups.html

The have a presence on the Sustainable Hope website and their own FB page.


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:

During the fall of 2016 the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute had a communication/marketing intern that was very interested in writing columns for the student newspaper, which were well received. However, the student newspaper does not employee a writer that focuses on this topic.


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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

The Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute also helps to create outreach material for students, staff, and faculty. We are in the process of creating a campus sustainability informational index card with the marketing office.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

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

Interns have created a video highlighting campus recycling.


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

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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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