Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Muhlenberg College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kalyna Procyk
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus 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):

Sustainability at Muhlenberg website consolidates the sustainability curriculum, student groups, Sustainability Committee, Policies and Initiatives, Land Conservation, Resources, Project and Plant Operations.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Regular emails to the entire campus are sent at least once a semester in lieu of a paper newsletter.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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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:

We have multiple social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:
Muhlenberg College Sustainability: https://www.facebook.com/MuhlenbergCollegeSustainability

‘Berg Sustainability
https://twitter.com/bergearth
https://www.instagram.com/bergearth/

TreeHouse Blog
http://bergtreehouse.wordpress.com/2014/11/


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:

The Office of Campus Sustainability Communications Intern publishes regularly in the Muhlenberg Weekly.


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:

Home page for site provides information on current student activity on campus recent installation of solar panels on top of Seeger’s Union
Building signage that highlights green features
Hydration Stations clearly marked from Just Tap It campaign
Automatic Lights marked around campus
Recycling bins clearly marked
Food Service Signage/Brochures sustainable food systems
all of which were completed as a result of student research projects


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 :

We have multiple pieces of signage throughout the New Science Building that identifies sustainable practices, such as using energy efficient bulbs, architectural design that allows for much natural light, and some windows that are dotted so birds won’t fly into it and injure or kill themselves. There in signage in the new General's Quarters area detailing sustainable aspects of furniture re-purposing and renovation.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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:

Website has description of all new initiatives Sodexo has started, each napkin dispenser has a promo of sustainability practices by Sodexo, Java Joes, GQ and Dining Commons, all have similar pamphlets of what they are doing for better practices. In the dining hall we have signage that indicates if a food is locally grown, and we have pamphlets regarding our sustainable practices at the main swipe-in counter


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:

We have around 5 or 6 signs indicating rain gardens that consist of native species.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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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:

There is a guide for commuters on how to use alternative forms of transportation. It exists in the form of bicyclist guides and maps.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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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 incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

A pamphlet has been created by students for students on tips of how to live a sustainable lifestyle on and off campus


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:

Lehigh Valley Ecology & Evolution Symposium (LVEES) provides an opportunity for sustainability publication and outreach.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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