Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.09
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date June 21, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant 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

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The IUPUI Office of Sustainability has several resources available to promote campus sustainability. In addition to the official site for the office (http://sustainability.iupui.edu), they maintain a social media presence with facebook and twitter to broaden the scope of awareness.

http://www.facebook.com/IUPUISustainability
https://twitter.com/#!/IUPUISustain


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Though IUPUI does not have a newsletter specifically committed to sustainability related topics, stories related to sustainability are regularly covered by the IUPUI News Center.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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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 :

Campus Facility Services (CFS) has been implementing sustainable initiatives in each of its major work areas. These initiatives help ensure the long-term viability of IUPUI and reduce the impact of its operations.


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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:

IUPUI Campus Center Sustainability's vision of the Campus Center is to create and enhance a sense of place and community on an urban university campus where learning, diversity, and tradition are respected, cultivated and honored. This includes signage promoting sustainable food practices, recycling, water efficiency, and energy reduction.

http://life.iupui.edu/campus-center/about/sustainability.html


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

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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:

The IUPUI Parking Services website offers commuters alternative means of transportation.


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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:

The IUPUI Sustainability House is a residential learning community for students of various class years and majors interested in environmental and social action, education, and advocacy. Residents of Sustainability House will live in an environment that fosters social responsibility within and outside of housing and the University through developing and implementing meaningful initiatives for students to participate in.

The Sustainability House will:

Provide activities that enhance knowledge and understanding of social and environmental topics
Provide research learning experiences
Facilitate mentoring and networking
Give a platform for students to work as a team, including deciding on topics to cover each year and ways to facilitate change
Provide students with an opportunity to engage in related service projects, as well as social and academic programming


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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:

IU Communications, Reporter assigned to the Office of Sustainability, Richard Schneider

IUPUI News Center regularly covers campus sustainability topics.
http://news.iupui.edu/all-news/index.shtml


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

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Student Sustainability Council – Facebook page


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