Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 30.68
Liaison Adam Ryburn
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

Oklahoma City University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Rachel Morse
Student
Oikos Scholar
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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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The Mission Statement on the Blue Goes Green Website reads, “Oklahoma City University is committed to developing and implementing programs that aim at making our campus ecologically friendly. To that end, Blue Goes Green, a staff and student lead Sustainability team, has partnered with foodservices, bookstore, facilities, nursing, career services, and other groups on campus to foster a culture of sustainability. From implementing a campus-wide recycling program to picking up litter, our goal is to Go Green!”


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

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Does the institution have 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:

The university has an Undergaduate Research Journal known as "Stellar" in which students can publish their research in general, as well as the Blue Goes Green Website. This is open to research in the field of sustainability as well.


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

**See Notes


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Signs are posted in the cafeteria and there is a sustainability section under the food services website.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

Signs indicate native trees to Oklahoma planted on the campus grounds. The Blue Goes Green website also details the campus’ community garden located North of the campus by the baseball field.


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

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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

The time car is not only a resource for students who do not have a vehicle on campus, but it is an opportunity for students to lessen their “carbon footprint.” The time car website describes this system as, “A membership-based service that provides 24/7 access to vehicles on an hourly and daily basis. As a member, you reserve a car on the web or over an automated phone system. You unlock the car with a smartcard (a swiping device), drive where you want, and return the vehicle to its designated parking spot. Members pay an hourly or daily rate and are not charged additional fees for gas, insurance, maintenance or permanent parking.”


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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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 regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

Though there is not a regular column or “sustainability beat,” OCU’s newspaper, "The Campus," frequently covers issues regarding sustainability. This is evidenced by recent stories on the campus recycling program and the Blue Goes Green Campaign.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
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