Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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 Office of Sustainability sends a biweekly e-newsletter to all members of the campus and local communities who have signed up for the newsletter. The newsletter contains sustainability announcements, upcoming events, opportunities and sustainability in the news.

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

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

McCracken Hall, home of the Patton College of Education, included in its LEED renovation project a comprehensive interior signage program including extensive wall art and an interactive digital display to inform the occupants and visitors of the aspects that make McCracken a green building. The interactive display and slideshow also explains how the McCracken project included sustainable features during construction.

The OHIO Ecohouse has signage for sustainability features such as its pollinator garden, solar PV array and solar thermal system.

Native plantings on campus have signage to indicate that they are intentional.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A Sustainability Walking Map is available so individuals who cannot attend a tour (see below) can facilitate their own sustainability-focused walking tour of campus.

Tours are available for the OHIO Ecohouse, the compost facility, and campus storm water features at https://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/tour-request.

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:

"An Ohio University Student's Comprehensive Guide to Sustainability" is offered on our sustainability living webpage: https://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/get-involved/sustainable-living

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

Official University Newspaper: The Ohio University Post regularly covers sustainability news on campus and in the community. The Ohio University Communications and Marketing office has staff members who work with the Office of Sustainability to publish sustainability news in university publications including OHIO News (formally Compass), Employee News, and OHIO Today, as well as with the issuance of press releases. Sustainability is regularly featured through announcements of advancements in the Sustainability and Climate Action Plans, upcoming sustainability events, sustainability awards received and explaining grants.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information updated by Elaine Goetz on 3/30/20 and 8/3/21.

Sustainability newletter or social media, Green Living, and Other Comprehensive Sustainability outreach material provided by Sam Crowl on 5/15/2020.

Entered by Sydney Hutchinson.

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