Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.51
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cristina Padilla
Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
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 IUPUI Sustainability website broadly promotes campus sustainability, featuring an overview of campus sustainability culture and strategic plan, initiatives, partnerships, news, resources, and ways to get involved.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

IUPUI Sustainability puts out a monthly e-newsletter featuring sustainability-related news, internal and external events, and highlights sustainability student, faculty, and staff research and accomplishments.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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 IUPUI Sustainability accounts are maintained by office staff and student interns, ensuring that our messaging is accurate, up to date, and inclusive of student perspectives.

Facebook: @IUPUISustain
Twitter: @IUPUISustain
Instagram: @IUPUISustain


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

IU Studios (campus marketing and communications unit) staff and student interns regularly write stories about IUPUI Sustainability initiatives that appear in publication. We recently received feedback from IU Studios: some of their best-performing stories last year were sustainability stories. They will be highlighting our efforts more this year and into the future.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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:

Student research is shared via multiple university platforms including:
Webpage
Social media
Newsletters
Larger editorial pieces

See "Students lead the way to solving sustainability problems" posted by the O'Neill School at IUPUI https://blog.oneill.iupui.edu/2019/10/28/sustainability-greaney-patterson/


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 :

All seven LEED buildings on campus have signage to educate general public about their green building features. Additionally, all campus water bottle refill stations feature digital counters, which communicate the number of plastic water bottles diverted from waste.


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:

IUPUI Food Services has posted signage in the dining hall promoting:
1. The importance of fostering and promoting sustainable business practices
2. That they source responsibly
3. The importance of our carbon footprint
4. Their procurement of only fair trade coffee and cage free eggs
5. Their practice of paying fair wages

Additionally, their online menu designates food items that are:
1. Food that has balanced nutrients & portion size
2. Vegan menu options are free of all animal-based ingredients and by-products
3. Containing no solid meat but may contain eggs or dairy
4. Menu items made without gluten containing ingredients
5. Calorie content of food

Additionally, on food waste day, IUPUI Food Services produced brochures and pamphlets communicating the importance of minimizing food waste and tips for how to.


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?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The IUPUI Interactive Map provides a tab on Sustainability at IUPUI where we highlight on the map a number of locations/initiatives in the following categories; LEED Certified Buildings; Education and Health; Energy and Waste; Sustainable Grounds; Water and Food.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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:

The IUPUI Parking and Transportation Services website prominently features information and resources on sustainable modes of transportation, including motorized scooters, bicycling, walking, carpooling, campus commute, public transit, car sharing, campus shuttle, and EV charging stations. This website is linked on the IUPUI Sustainability website to increase access and awareness. There is also a phone app (JagLine) that allows students to track the shuttle locations at all times.


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:

The IUPUI Parking and Transportation services website features an informative bicycling web page, where the campus community can find digital maps of the locations of more than 100 bike racks, three bicycle repair stations, indoor bike storage, bike share stations, as well as bicycle safety tips, university bicycle policy, and external resources and organizations.


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:

Our website features a page on the Housing Sustainability Coordinators, which includes Sustainable Living Tips in the areas of Food, Energy, Purchasing, Transportation, Waste, and Water. The Sustainability Coordinators are responsible for sharing this information to all residents.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

The Student Sustainability Council has been the student-led driving force for our campus' sustainability initiatives. The SSC publicizes sustainability news and events through their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and The Den, the campus student activity page.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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