Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.27
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Michigan University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sarah Mittlefehldt
Co-Chair, Sustainability Advisory Council
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences
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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:

Ecoreps newsletter; Student groups create content and NMU re-tweets and re-posts; Sustainability Snapchat take over in October 2019. NMU EcoReps has a facebook, snapchat, and instagram https://www.facebook.com/NMUEcoReps/ -

https://www.nmu.edu/sustainablenmu/ecoreps : https://www.instagram.com/nmuecoreps/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/NMUEcoReps/ https://www.instagram.com/nmuconservationcrew/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/nmuhoophouse/?hl=en

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

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

NMU has various building signage which highlights green features of buildings on campus. These include signage indicating LEED certification obtained in construction of certain buildings, signage indicating availability of single-sort recycling, and signage showing the number of bottled water containers saved from use of water bottle refilling stations.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

NMU offers tours and information on its LEED certified green buildings. These tours includes information on various sustainably-designed features and their benefits/purposes. A brochure is included which lists these features that are part of toured buildings (see attached). NMU Trailhead with sustainable transportation information for on-campus residents

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:

The "Turn Down the Lights" initiative encourages the students, faculty, and staff of Northern Michigan University to be more conscious of their energy consumption. The “Fix it Friday” initiative focuses on material culture and changing the way people think about the objects they own, especially clothing. Instead of throwing out clothes with a tear or missing button, the EcoReps want to help you fix it! The “Tune up Tuesday” initiative provides quick fixes for bicycles during the fall and spring.


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

NMU Trailhead - In early 2019, NMU created a campus "Trailhead" for recreation and bicycle commuters, which is highlighted on the walking tour. Bike week with emails and city maps and NMU maps and info about sustainability: https://www.nmu.edu/recsports/bike-week - and tour information: https://www.nmu.edu/recsports/fat-tire-bikes-trail-access

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