Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.86
Liaison Alyssa Erding
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2021

STARS v2.2

Macalester College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Christie Manning
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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:

The Macalester College Sustainability blog provides at least monthly posts about sustainability work initiatives, events, and updates present on our campus as well commentary on how sustainability topics and world events like COVID connect with what we do at Macalester.

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

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

Signage throughout campus indicates where efforts to be sustainable are underway. In the cafeteria, maps display where the farms from which our food is sourced as well as highlighting the farm to fork initiative and which meal options would constitute a low carbon diet. Macalester's Pollinator Path for encouraging bee activity is also marked with educational signage; our Urban Wind Turbine comes with similar signage, and signage about Macalester as a Bike Friendly University are present. Our campus buildings also have signage about sustainability features; for example, the revolving doors as an energy saving mechanism in Kagin Hall are marked by informational signs.

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

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 31 other sustainability tour sites.

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:

Students originally developed a 'How to be a Sustainable Scot' guide. This guide has been developed into a website. A sustainable dorm room flyer was also developed for orientation in 2016.

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

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

In addition to a website, the Sustainability Office has a Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter account that posts information relevant to our events and goals as well as educational information about the concept of sustainability and why environmental justice must be central to our work.

The Sustainability Office also has regular submissions to the school daily newsletter, the Mac Daily, that publishes similar content.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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