Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.12
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Knox College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Deborah Steinberg
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
Office of 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):

Knox College created a sustainability website in 2008. The sustainability information is separated by information for outside individuals and information that is more tailored to the campus community.


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 Sustainability has weekly blog posts that are updated throughout the academic year. These posts market campus initiatives or provides sustainable tips that correspond to campus events or holidays (surviving finals sustainable or sustainable valentines day). At the end of each term a summary of the most popular posts is sent to the campus as the "News from the Office of Sustainability" newsletter.


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:

The Office of Sustainability maintains a Facebook page and a Twitter for general updates. The initiatives run through the office, the Bike Shop and Knox Farm also have a Facebook page. The Farm also has an Instagram account.


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:

Though The Knox Student (the student newspaper) does not have a sustainability column, sustainability news is regularly covered by the weekly paper at Knox.


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?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Dinning services identifies food prepared with produce from the Knox Farm as well as food procured from local vendors. Signage in the cafeteria explains the importance sustainable food systems and how our dining services team support these systems. In addition, online menus highlight different news and facts about sustainable food systems.


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?:
Yes

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

Knox currently has signage for our Monarch Waystations and prairie patches. We are also in the process of creating signage for our rain garden as well.


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?:
Yes

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

The Sustainability website has a resource page for information on sustainable transportation options including local bus service, car pooling, bike sharing, Amtrak, walking, and cycling.


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:

One of the sustainability web pages is about bikes at Knox. This includes links to the campus' bike policy information and a link to the Illinois Cycling Rules of the Road brochure.


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 campus annual report on sustainability is a yearly update for students, staff, alumni, and friends of the College focusing on progress, plans, and initiatives relating to sustainability at Knox College.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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