Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Ithaca College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Rebecca Evans
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Energy Management and 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 College's sustainability website is managed by the Office of Energy Management & Sustainability and includes information on engagement opportunities, as well as resources for decreasing resource consumption on and off-campus.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The OFfice of Energy Management & Sustainability and the Eco Reps produce monthly "Installments" - quick-read newsletters and infographics that focus on different sustainability themes each month.


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:

Sustain IC Facebook pages post news on national and global sustainability efforts, events, news, and technology. Our Eco-Reps and Ithaca College Environmentalists also have Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.


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:

Krissy Waite and Madison Fernandez covered sustainability initiatives and news for the Ithacan during the 2018-2019 academic year.


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 posters and presentations from the Whalen Symposium, a celebration of student research and scholarship, are cataloged in the College's Digital Commons.


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 :
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:

There are posters in the dining halls about sustainable eating as well as on the Dining Services sustainability website. There is also permanent signage and brochures available in the permaculture garden, which is located in the center of campus.


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:

A Sustainability Tour map was provided at the Orientation Fair for new students and families. It highlights different features and resources on campus that increase the sustainability of the institution.


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:

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 discussed during the onboarding process. All faculty and staff are provided with free TCAT (city bus) passes.


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:

Online resources for the college's bike policy and safety measures are available. This does not cover routes or inter-modal connections.


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:

Eco Reps and the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) partner to create a community council sustainability representatives program. The sustainability representatives within FYRE are tasked with developing sustainability-themed events and programming for students within their residence halls. Eco Reps serve as mentors in this program.

The College's sustainability website also includes information on available resources and suggestions for behavior change.


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:

- A brochure covering renewable energy used at the College
- All new students receive a postcard with information on sustainability-focused student organizations on-campus
- A map of all thrift, re-use, or second-hand stores in Tompkins County


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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