Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date July 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Macalester College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features No
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The Macalester Sustainability Office website publishes initiatives of our office, as well as provide information on sustainability data and the relevant student groups and campus committees who work on sustainability issues. Reports from Environmental Studies senior seminars and Facilities Services are posted in the data section.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Sustainable Scots Newsletter is a biweekly email that keeps students, staff, and faculty up-to-date with current campaigns, events, and opportunities from the Sustainability Office and the Macalester community.


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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

The Sustainability Office has a facebook page and a sustainability alumni linked in page.


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

Between the websites of the Sustainability Office and that of the Environmental Studies department webpage, student sustainability projects are published and made publicly available.


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

The Markim Hall Green Touch Screen was recently taken down from the lobby of the Institute for Global Citizenship. It used to provide real-time data about the building’s
energy use, water use, and other sustainability features. An on-line website continues to show the building's data.


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

Bon Appétit (the dining service at Macalester College) provides sustainability brochures including "Seafood WATCH”, a list of seafood that is healthier for the ocean, and information on healthy and local foods. Bon Appétit also has a regular sustainability newsletter and a "low-carbon diet" guide.


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

Macalester's has signage surrounding the restored prairie behind Olin Rice Science Hall that provides information on the species, their habitat, and restoration efforts.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The sustainability tour map was compiled in 2008 and provides information for self-guided tours all across campus. The map includes the LEED platinum Markim Hall, Green roofs, the EcoHouse and Veggie Co-op, as well as 25 other sustainability tour sites.


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

The Sustainability Office regularly publishes guides to alternative transportation at Macalester College that includes information about the local car share program, subsidized bus passes, flexible work arrangements and Metro Transit's Guaranteed Ride Home program.


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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

The Sustainability Office includes a website for transportation that includes information for bicyclists. A student in 2013 also published a series of bicycling features in the school newspaper


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The 'How to be a Sustainable Scot' is a regularly updated student guide on not only green living and tips, but also addresses the Triple Bottom Line aspects of sustainability.


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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:

The Green Beat was a regular student newspaper column in the Spring '08 term. Since then, consistent student articles have appeared in the MacWeekly student newspaper.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

The Sustainability Plan update is published every one or two years with data and a summary of the college's progress on sustainability projects.


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