Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.07
Liaison John Lerczak
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Lewis University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Lerczak
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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 sustainability website is located through our university website. It is continuously updated and provides insight on Lewis University sustainability programs.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The marketing team at Lewis University does a great job of capturing sustainability events on campus. Each event is captured through our social media outlets and when decided it is published through a newsletter.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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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:

Yes, we utilize Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram that focuses on campus sustainability. We are continuously seeking new ways to communicate our efforts.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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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 the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

Several times a semester The Director of Sustainability will be asked about a specific topic that will be publicized in the main student newspaper.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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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:

Yes, each semester students are able to present their research for all that find interest in their topic.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

In our LEED certified buildings there is signage in the main lobby areas indicating our certification and highlighting some of our green building features.


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:

They can be provided through our food service provider.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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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:

Yes, we have signs for our bioswales and permeable pavers locations on campus.


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:

Yes, there is a sustainability walking map that can be produced for students who are interested to learn where all the sustainability features are on campus.


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:

Students are made aware of the public transportation methods that allow students to carpool, or use the trains and buses that service our campus.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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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:

We currently have a Flyer bike program that is a service for students on campus that would like to use a bicycle as their mode of transportation.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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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:

Yes, we have recycling signage posted through resident halls as well as introducing the recycled cap project with drop-off locations in the dorms.


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:

Yes, Lewis University has had publications through the county in regards to sustainability initiatives that are taken place on campus.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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