Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Michelle Gibbs
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

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.

Our Hope Advocates for Sustainability Presidents also create a monthly newsletter that goes out to campus subscribers.


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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

In our LEED certified buildings we have educational signage placed throughout rooms/hallways highlighting sustainability features of the facility.
We are currently undergoing a renovation of our outdoor way-finding signage and highlighting sustainability features is an item on the list.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

During admission tours sustainability features of the LEED buildings are included.

We are also putting the final touches on a Campus Tree Map:
"Hope College prides itself in a beautiful campus environment that encourages the community to connect with nature. Moreover, one of the most valuable assets in encouraging this relationship are trees. This brochure outlines 22 different trees and their respective locations on campus. Using this guide, you can immerse yourself in knowledge and appreciation for several of the hundreds of tree species present at Hope College."


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

The Office of Sustainability also helps to create outreach material for students, staff, faculty, and visitors.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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