Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Indiana State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Garrett Hurley
Sustainability Assistant
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

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

The Office of Sustainability at Indiana State University has developed a webpage that consolidates sustainability efforts on campus and in the community. This webpage has sections for campus and community efforts and is our main portal for information about our programs.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

The primary social media page for the Office of Sustainability and all sustainability on campus and in the community is an Instagram account. The Office of Sustainability utilizes the Instagram page to highlight campus, community, and worldwide sustainability initiatives, issues, and topics.

There is also a twitter account used to spread further information that is operated by the Office of Sustainability.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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 the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce 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:

Sycamore Scholars is a tool that is managed by the ISU Cunningham Memorial Library that acts to publish, disseminate, and archive student research. We submit the data and final reports from our sustainability classes to this database and have students access that data to build on previous research.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

Our building signage is somewhat limited, but we just recently had our first LEED Silver building certified on campus and that building has signage that educates about its green features. There are also signs in the buildings that speak on electricity usage and attempt to have people turn off the lights when they are not necessary.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

Sodexo provides local and organic food in a limited number of its venues and is available for catering. They include signage at Generations restaurant that talks about the local and organic food with some good detailed information about the sourcing of those food options. This information is also available through Sodexo catering on campus for individual events.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

Multiple Sustainable Landscape signs are across campus that indicate the facilities team provides sustainable landscaping and groundskeeping to campus grounds. There are also multiple native garden signs that educate about why natives are important to the ecosystem. There is also a butterfly garden sign that educates about pollinators.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

ISU has a multi-model parking garage located on campus that includes the city bus system. Information is provided online for alternative methods of transportation and all ISU faculty, staff, and students have fee access to the city bus system through their campus IDs.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

ISU offers a bicycle cooperative, repair and pump stations for bicyclists, as well as maps available listing available bike racks and repair stations.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or 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 of Sustainability created an informational sheet about how residents can live a sustainable lifestyle while living in a residence hall. These sheets were distributed by residence life and continue to be distributed by the Office of Sustainability during tabling events. The Office of Sustainability currently has a project worker that is putting together a comprehensive Green Guide for campus and a Green Guide for the community.


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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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