Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University 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 University Sustainability Office distributes a weekly newsletter that highlights sustainability news stories, upcoming events, and other opportunities for community engagement. New stories featured in the newsletter can be found here: https://sustainability.ncsu.edu/news/

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

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

Information about sustainability such as building energy consumption during energy competitions, local events, and building features is promoted through a campus wide system of video/LCD screens that appear in many building common areas.

In addition, some buildings include permanent signage about green features. Education and signage is also part of LEED certified buildings.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

NC State's sustainability map, which is available both online and in a printed format, highlights various features on its over 2,000 acre campus located in Raleigh, NC. Such features include the following: Beehive/pollinator garden, plastic bag recycling area, electric vehicle charging stations, Energy Star certified spaces, energy efficiency upgrade features, multipurpose trail, high performance buildings, community gardens, solar energy installations, campus dining locations, water projects, projects financed by NC State's Sustainability Fund, major public green space, bike maintenance station, green roof, and composting stations. The online version of the map can be found here: https://sustainability.ncsu.edu/campus/

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:

Hosted on the University Housing website, this guide outlines various tips and resources for students to adopt sustainable behaviors in their residence halls. This guide is separated by the following categories: travel smarter, save energy, work on wellness, wise up about water, waste less, and eat greener. Tips and resources on the University Housing website can be found here: https://housing.dasa.ncsu.edu/current-residents/resident-resources/sustainable-resources/

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

The Waste Reduction and Recycling Office offers an in-depth guide of recyclables accepted by vendors Sonoco Recycling and NC State Waste Management. The guide serves as a reference for students, faculty and staff. In addition to plastics, metals, glass, and paper, the guide also lists less common items such as electronics, hazardous wastes, and construction materials. The guide can be found here: https://recycling.ncsu.edu/recycling-guide/

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