Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Loyola University Chicago
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
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):

The central sustainability website includes information on the office of sustainability, what Loyola is doing related to sustainability and what members of the Loyola community can do to be more sustainable.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

There is a monthly newsletter on sustainability stories from across the University along the categories of Campus, Culture and Curriculum. We do not archive these newsletters but make relevant information available at the student bulletin board.


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:

Loyola utilizes Facebook and Twitter.


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:

Each year a student is identified in the student newspaper 'The Phoenix' to cover sustainability stories.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Endeavors is a publication from the Office of Research Services that provides research highlights. The Office of Sustainability works with Research Services to highlight sustainability research in each edition.

The IES' annual report highlights student research related to sustainability and each year's Climate Change Conference has a poster session on sustainability and climate-related research.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

On buildings that have green features (Information Commons, Quinlan Life Science Building, Baumhart Hall) there is signage describing energy and water saving technologies.


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:

There is signage in each dining hall and online.


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:

In 2015, signage was installed to highlight sustainable landscaping strategies and infrastructure.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

There is a script of sustainability features used by admissions and student development as well as an online interactive map.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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 guide 'Ramble Around' is used to support alternative commuting by students, staff and faculty. There is also information on our transportation website encouraging alternative transportation options for Loyola: http://luc.edu/campustransportation/generalinformation/alternativetransportation/


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:

ChainLinks and Campus Transportation both provide helpful resources.


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?:
Yes

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

Residence Life is very active in supporting sustainable living for the 3,800 residential students at Loyola. They provide resources before the year starts as well as information through Residence Council, Residence Assistants and Directors throughout the year.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

The Office of Sustainability produces a number of communications pieces including an annual scorecard/dashboard.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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