Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.67
Liaison Lynda Koot
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

The King's University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 4.00 Michael Ferber
Director, Environmental Studies
Environmental 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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The King's Green Pad is a collaborative blog and information site developed and authored by students, faculty and staff at the institution.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Environmental Studies program provides a bi-annual newsletter highlighting sustainability at the university including student and faculty research and alumni updates.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

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Student sustainability research is published in the interdisciplinary research presentations conducted annually and uploaded at http://kingsu.ca/academic-departments/environmental-studies/intresearch/index.html


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

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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?:
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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)?:
Yes

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:

Every year a specific student is assigned to cover items involving sustainability in the student newspaper - The King's Chronicle (if you go through a few links you may find the "Ironicle" - which is the annual parody paper). See http://www.kingsu.ca/current-students/pdf/ISSUE10COLOUR.pdf for an especially Green Edition (though you will find much on sustainability in every edition).


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

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Two times a year King's hosts an Interdisciplinary Studies conference that usually showcases a theme of social, economic or environmental sustainability. All members of the community are invited to the conference and numerous press releases are broadcast. Past IS Conferences are listed on the university's website and provide abstracts about sustainable topics from the conferences.


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