Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kelsey Beal
Sustainbility Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
The Office of Sustainability has a monthly e-newsletter distributed to more than 3000 faculty, staff, students, and community partners. The newsletter highlights current projects and accomplishments relating to sustainability, news articles, upcoming events, and direct ways for readers to take action on campus and off. Newsletter details: https://sustain.iu.edu/contact/index.html

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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
The Union Street Center (Cedar Hall) has a large sign detailing the green building features of the building designed (which was designed to LEED Silver standards). The Indiana Memorial Union also features signage about ongoing efforts to improve sustainability in operations and maintenance of the existing building.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
The Office of Sustainabiliy has developed a walking tour of campus: https://sustain.iu.edu/resources/2022walkingtour_general.pdf

Healthy IU has created walking maps for all IU campuses. These maps feature four 2,000-step, one-mile walking loops on the IU Bloomington campus, which include: The Arboretum Art Trail, the Shaded Wilderness Trail, the Red Brick Trail, and the Woodlawn Loop Trail. https://healthy.iu.edu/campus-programs-services/bloomington/physical-activity.html

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
The Office of Sustainability website features information about energy usage, environmental quality, alternative transportation, recycling, water conservation, sustainable food, green cleaning, educational opportunities, and getting involved. The take action section of our site highlights steps that can be taken in the next: 5 minutes, 5 hours, 5 days, 5 weeks, 5 months. https://sustain.iu.edu/commitment/index.html

As a partnership between the Collins Living Learning Center, the Integrated Program in the Environment, and Office of Sustainability, the SustainCollins program is a sustainability-themed living-learning program that is open to students of all majors. The group of students are provided the opportunity to live with like-minded students, involvement in a year-long Student Sustainability Project, are asked to complete some environmentally themed service and seminar requirements, and have direct access to IU sustainability staff and other resources/programming. The floor website is available below:

The Residential Programs and Services website has a Sustainability section, outlining what RPS is doing to conserve resources and what residents can do. https://rps.indiana.edu/about/index.html

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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