Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.54
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University South Bend
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Krista Bailey
Director: Center for a Sustainable Future
Sustainability Studies
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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 Center for A Sustainable Future website features current events, community sustainability connections, and information related to sustainability initiatives, programs, and opportunities both on and off campus. The website has links to resources, sustainability topics, upcoming events, and research. It also serves as a central location for all social media platforms, including the Center's blog.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

IUSB Center for a Sustainable Future sends out anews letter three to four times per year through Mail Chimp.


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:

IUSB Center for a Sustainable Future has a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sustainthefuture), Twitter account (https://twitter.com/sustainthefutur), Pinterest account (https://www.pinterest.com/sustainthefutur/), YouTube account (https://www.youtube.com/user/SustainTheFuture), and Talking Sustainability, the Center's blog, is at https://blogs.iu.edu/sustainthefuture/


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:

IU South Bend's Center for a Sustainable Future worked with students to produce an anthology of creative work in response to sustainability issues. It encouraged submissions from multiple area campuses, and was published online.
Cultivating Resilience: A Response to Climate Change contains creative work by undergraduates.


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?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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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 groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

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

There is signage marking a restored wetland area on the IU South Bend campus near student housing. The restored wetland plantings on campus are used by staff and students to do research on pollinators and their relationship with native plants.


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?:
No

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

An IU South Bend interactive map is accessible online that shows the location of all of IU South Bend's bike racks. The interactive map can be located at https://map.iu.edu/iusb/index.html or through a google search for IUSB interactive maps.


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?:
No

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

A brief description of these materials or publications:

The Center for a Sustainable Future's annual report is published each spring and posted both on the Center's website and on ISSUU (https://issuu.com/sustainiu/docs/annual_report_final_2019-20__1_?fbclid=IwAR3YwuBA3QiAiJJDLbnnKfB69l2G_ij1d_1OWakjbE1Gm0kCrHi9RKcoHeI)


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