Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Ithaca College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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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 Sustainabilility at Ithaca website includes information on sustainability pertaining to curriculum and research, campus operations, and outreach.


The website URL for the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Collective Impacts is a quarterly newsletter devoted to addressing sustainability efforts on campus. It covers student and faculty research, campus operations, and community outreach. PDFs of these newsletter can be found at the bottom of the home page for the Sustainability at Ithaca website.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have 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 projects are cataloged on a Sustainability Projects at IC WIKI site.


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 :

Within the buildings green features are explained. For example, above the low-flow toilets, there is an explanation of what they are and how to use them.

In the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise, a permanent video display features a loop of the sustainable features of the building.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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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:

There are posters in the dining halls about sustainable eating as well as on the Dining Services sustainability website.


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 grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Upon request, we will conduct guided sustainability walking tours of the campus, including tours of the two LEED Platinum-certified buildings and "behind the scenes" tours of other sustainability points of interest.


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

An alternative transportation guide is provided during Orientation to incoming freshmen and transfer students; the guide is also available to continuing students. Alternative transportation methods for faculty/staff are also addressed on the Human Resource webpage under Benefits and Work/Life.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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:

A Green Dorm guide is available for students and REMP is currently in the process of working with local landlords in order to create a Green Renter's Guide for off campus students.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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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)?:
No

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:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

REMP (Resource and Environmental Management Program) puts out bi-weekly "Installments" newsletters on the back of bathroom stall doors in restrooms across campus.


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The Dining Services sustainability program maintains an active "blog" on their activities.


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The Sustainability at Ithaca program runs the "Green Thumbs Up" program, a virtual recognition program for sustainability activities. These citations can be found on the Sustainability at Ithaca webpage and are also published in the Kudos section of the internal campus communication electronic notification system called Intercom.


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The Sustainability at Ithaca program maintains a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sustainability-Initiative-at-Ithaca-College/178193575542815


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The Resource and Environmental Management Program (REMP) maintains a Facebook page as well as a separate web presence.


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The Ithaca College EcoReps program maintains a Facebook page as well as a separate web presence.


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The Office of Information Technology supports its own sustainability section on its website, specifically related to use of technology.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The Sustainably Conscious Learning Community maintains its own website.


The website URL for this material:

The Office of Human Resources offers information to staff/faculty commuters about alternative transportation options: http://www.ithaca.edu/hr/benefits/otherbens/?item=623

The Office of Public Safety offers information to students and staff/faculty commuters about alternative transportation options: http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/parking/

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