Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Leslie Kruser
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2012
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STARS v1.0

Judson University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Leslie Kruser
Assistant Professor
Business
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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:

Judson University has a page dedicated to sustainability that is located under the "About Judson" section of the website. The website talks about recent sustainability initiatives, sustainable grounds and operations, student involvement in sustainability, sustainable architecture, and sustainable dining.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

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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:

Judson is a member of ACCA (Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area). ACCA is a consortium of 15 private liberal arts colleges that promotes cooperation in education and training in the sciences. It also has Social Science divisions and a Business/Economics division.

ACCA holds a student symposium each spring that includes presentations of original laboratory or field research as well as presentations based on library and literature searches.


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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 :

Our Leed Gold building, the Harm A. Weber Academic Center, has signage that highlights its sustainable 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:

Our dining hall has a poster outside the entrance highlighting various sustainability-related improvements to our dining services, including trayless dining and vegetarian food options. The poster also explains the concept of sustainable food systems. This same information also appears in the napkin dispensers on each table so that students and faculty have an opportunity to learn about sustainable food systems.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

Signs highlight native planting areas that surround our Leed Gold building, the Harm A. Weber Academic Learning Center.

This is the webpage containing a map with highlights that also discusses the sustainable grounds-keeping surrounding the building

http://www.judsonu.edu/HAWAC/

We also have "forever tree" signage that highlights areas where we have done purposeful plantings to control stream bank erosion.


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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:

The walking tour guide highlights various campus features and accomplishments in the area of sustainability.

The walking tour guide is posted on the website and available to the Judson University Admissions Office for distribution to campus visitors.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
No

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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 Student Sustainability Committee has created a "Green Campus Living" guide. It contains tips in these categories: Green Consumption, Green Life, Green Electricity, and Green Transportation.


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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

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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:

The publication is called HAWAC "Learn and Live." It has been created as an outreach material for the public to educate them about green building practices.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
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