Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lafayette College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Kendall Roberson
Sustainability Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

Lafayette publishes an monthly sustainability newsletter highlighting upcoming events, campus initiatives, student research, and community happenings. https://mailchi.mp/cb1845ffb6a1/sustainableaugust-306482?fbclid=IwAR1yo4iedz3vbVu44Kqqfud5qf1ULrSclj2-2j1dbpi2dIh-OftHKn3odjU

Our instagram (@LafayetteSustainability) serves as an engaging resources primarily for students to ask questions, learn sustainability information, and connect with other students. https://www.instagram.com/lafayettesustainability/

Our Facebook (LafayetteSustainability) serves as a news outlet primarily for faculty and alumni on sustainability information regarding student research, alumni engagement, and campus news. https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteSustainability

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Lafayette's Grossman House, a LEED Certified building, has a GreenTouchscreen, through which viewers can read about tips to go green in their living environment and building info that highlights what constitutes a LEED building such as Grossman House. The GreenTouchscreen will also in the future monitor the electricity, domestic water, natural gas, and steam used in the building by year, month, week and day, so residents can monitor their usage and pinpoint areas of waste. More information: https://news.lafayette.edu/2013/01/07/grossman-house-provides-students-with-new-ways-to-look-at-the-world/

There is also signage at the Pollinator Garden and Bioswale areas promoting biodiversity and native species plantings.

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The Lafayette College Green Guide provides an overview of the recycling system, tips for saving water, outdoor opportunities in the area, ways to get involved, as introductory materials for students.

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Lafayette has a sustainability annual report and brochure through which readers are informed about sustainability advancements on campus, active sustainability alumni, and green strategies used around campus. The Sustainability Director also consistently attends Board of Trustee meetings and provides initiative updates and milestones related to the Climate Action Plan.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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