Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Stephen Pepper
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Illinois Institute of Technology
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Joseph Clair
Director, Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability
Facilities
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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:

IIT has a sustainability website, www.iit.edu/sustainability,that links to the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) and the Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability (OCES). Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research designed, developed, and maintains a website housing all information related to energy and sustainability research and education programs at IIT (www.wiser.iit.edu) The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability website (www.iit.edu/campus_sustainability) houses campus energy and sustainability initiatives and activities.


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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:

Undergraduate student participation in interprofessional projects (IPRO) in the areas of sustainability and energy are described on IIT IPRO website.


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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 :

Restrooms with dual flush toilets have information posted on those systems. The sustainability themed housing section has signage posted regarding various aspects of the community's sustainability.


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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:

Dining services provides information regarding their sustainable fish practices. Brochures and other information are available and are becoming further available as sustainable food practices progress.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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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:

IIT notifies students about maintenance operations that affect water consumption.


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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:

We have a historical campus conducting tours on a regular basis. The tour managers have been given comments to include on sustainability within these tours. The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability (OCES) has created a map highlighting information regarding public transportation, alternative transportation, recycling, and renewable power generation.


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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:

OCES provides consulting to students and departments in the green office program regarding methods for alternative commuting. This is customized for each staff, faculty, and student and is contained within our green office brochure.


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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:

In cooperation with Housing and Residential Services, OCES supports a sustainability themed housing section. Part of the mission for these students is outreach to their fellow students and community members about sustainable behaviors. Included in this outreach are door hangers and other materials highlighting recycling and energy measures that students can take.


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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)?:
Yes

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:

WISER Assistant Director works on Advisory Committee for IIT Magazine editor to ensure coverage is provided for all IIT audiences on energy and sustainability related research and education activities. OCES publishes weekly “Did you know” facts about sustainability and advertises sustainability-related events for the office and the student sustainability group Gangreen.


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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:

“Creating a Pathway to Sustainability” brochure created and available on website to inform external audiences of WISER programs and activities.


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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:

Promotional, Handout, and Giveaway Materials - WISER 6-panel polished display (on wheels) assembled at conference and speaker research and education opportunities and related handout materials, t-shirts, sustainable pens, flash drive from OCES (with pre-loaded info on WISER and campus sustainability initiatives) and other giveaways.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

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Green Office Guide - OCES has developed a Green Office Program in which the office provides guidance for offices in becoming more sustainable. OCES publishes a green office guide for the offices in their pursuit.


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