Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.70
Liaison Tamera Jahnke
Submission Date April 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

The students post Sustainability Blogs on the Sustainability website on a regular basis. https://blogs.missouristate.edu/sustainability/

The Live.Life.Green Sustainability Committee of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services, also produces a newsletter featuring sustainable living tips, residence hall events, student spotlights, and accomplishments.


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

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

Dining services signage about sustainable food choices/options including a Sustainability scorecard in both Garst and Blair-Shannon highlights the following
-Non GMO Milk purchased
-Cage Free Eggs purchased
-Sustainably sourced seafood purchased
-Antibiotic free sustainably sourced turkey

We also have digital signage highlighting locally purchased items
Signage encouraging students to skip using disposable straws and encourage use of reusable straws if necessary.
Signage highlighting that our napkins are made from post consumer recycled waste and are compostable
We have signage indicating that we compost
We have signage highlighting our fair trade coffee(which is the only coffee served in the dining centers)
We have "stop food waste day" signage encouraging guests to reduce their food waste
Pre-covid we had signage encouraging students to bring in their own reusable water bottle

In retail we have signage indicating that all of our packaging is either sustainable and either compostable or recyclable
In the library & strong hall we have signage indicating fair trade items available

The foster Recreation Center has signage highlighting recycling, and energy and water conservation strategies as part of the building operations.


Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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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/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services website provides a downloadable sustainability guide for all on-campus residents. The guide covers conservation of energy, water, paper, food, and material goods while providing tips for best practices. The guide also explores the concept of sustainability, gives numbers and equivalents of average college student resource intensity, and encourages students to be leaders. https://reslife.missouristate.edu/assets/reslife/Sustainability_Guide.pdf


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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