Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Maryville College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Adrienne Schwarte
Associate Professor of Design, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor
Fine Arts & Sustainability Studies
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
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A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
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 Yes
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 No
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation No
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience ---
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above ---

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The College's sustainability website consolidates participation, references, and history of the college's sustainability efforts and programs along with STARS' reports.


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

The Maryville College Communications Office utilizes Twitter and Facebook to communicate regularly about campus sustainability; Press releases about sustainability are sent to local and national news wires and videos that are available both on the website and via YouTube are focused on sustainability.


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

Every student is required to write a senior thesis before graduating, and if the student is deemed to have completed an "exemplary thesis" their thesis is made available through the MC Library and the Maryville College website. Many of the theses have sustainable research incorporated into them. Students work is also made available through an e-portfolio in the Sustainability 401 course.


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

The College has signage at Mountain Challenge since the building it is housed in, Crawford House, is LEED certified. There are also brochures available in Admissions and Crawford about the green building. There is also signage in multiple buildings for the water bottle filling stations, as well as signs at the solar picnic tables advertising for the solar energy use of the tables. There are also LUCID Dashboard energy screens in a number of campus buildings as well.


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

Metz, the food provider on campus, publishes and disseminates flyers and brochures about healthy eating habits, why eating local foods is beneficial for the community, and what type of things go into the products people are eating. There are also signs advertising for things such as "Meatless Monday" that encourage students to lower their consumption of meats and sustainable diningware.


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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Sustainability Tour is made available to all students, both current and prospective, and to the Maryville community. It is led by Mountain Challenge staff who take tour groups around the campus and go over the highlights within sustainability on campus, including but not limited to the Steam Plant, renovation of Anderson Hall, MC paper and electrical usage, the LEED Gold Certification of Crawford House, and the MC woods.


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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

The Fine Arts Department publishes posters and flyers for Earth Week and Campus Sustainability Month to disseminate throughout campus.


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Mountain Challenge published a Social Responsibility Report which features some aspects of sustainability at Maryville College as well;


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