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Liaison Douglas Alexander
Submission Date July 14, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Old Dominion University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter DeAngelo Thorpe
Intern
Environmental Health and Safety
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability No
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features No
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The Go Green website serves as a clearinghouse of information on sustainability on the ODU campus.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:
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The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) is a multidisciplinary institute at the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University in collaboration with Departments of, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, and Engineering Management and Systems Engineering. SDI promotes and provides research, services, and resources and disseminates information regarding:
• Sustainable development
• Pollution prevention
• Alternative energy/Green energy/BioFuel research
• Carbon emission/Carbon recycling
• Air/Water quality research and applications
• Life cycle analysis
• Environmentally conscious manufacturing
• Green building design/LEED
• ISO 14000
• Environmental Management systems
SDI faculty members and students conduct courses and technical studies, site tests and environmental monitoring activities, assess community economic issues, analyze business alternatives, and investigate the application of new technology.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Aramark dining services at ODU is committed to fostering new connections from field to fork and changing the culture of food by nourishing guests with menus that emphasize fresh whole foods that are raised, grown, harvested and produced locally and/or sustainably wherever possible, and prepared in ways that respect and maintain quality, freshness and pureness. Signage notes sustainable foods such as local and organic featured selections.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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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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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

ODU maintains a webpage describing alternative methods of transportation and a how to utilize the services. Specifically, ODU provides Zipcar services, local bus service, NuRide ridesharing network, and off and on campus shuttles.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The division of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services features several links for sustainable living on the Go Green website, which residential students are directed to as a resource. ODU also hosts the Sustainable Living Fair, which provides education surrounding sustainable living practices with a foundation of knowledge, education, and information from local experts. The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Old Dominion University has a wealth of diverse student populations with a multitude of different interests, majors, and desires. As we strive to create a residential experience that offers students the opportunity to experience university-life with a smaller group of students who share similar majors, cultures, or interests, Housing & Residence Life offers Special Interest Housing.

Special Interest/Theme Housing is a student-driven initiative that allows a group of students with a common interest area to request Housing & Residence Life to set aside a particular floor section, building, or area in one of our residential communities for their particular group. Groups do not have to be a registered student organization, just a group of students with a shared vision of how they can have a positive impact at ODU and the overall residential experience.

Residence Life encourages a community focusing on sustainability as a way to benefit ODU students and have them share their passion.

http://studentaffairs.odu.edu/gogreen/web_resources/index.shtml
http://www.slfhr.com/about
http://studentaffairs.odu.edu/housing/communities/sih.shtml


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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:

The Mace & Crown, the ODU student newspaper, regularly covers sustainability in featured news columns and design spreads. Spearheaded by a former staff member and editor-in-chief, the Mace has continued to include articles about sustainability-related topics on campus. The SGA President also regularly mentions sustainability efforts on campus in the weekly SGA President Address in the Mace & Crown.

http://issuu.com/maceandcrown/docs/nov3
http://www.maceandcrown.com/2010/12/08/tour-at-the-tfc/
http://www.maceandcrown.com/2011/10/26/3111/


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

Twitter is a rich source of instantly updated information. It's easy to stay updated on an incredibly wide variety of topics. The ODU Recyclemania2011 Twitter account allows for short, timely messages on the conmpetition, the recycling program, and educational facts and dialogue .


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

The ODU Campus Recycling Facebook account taps into the heart of the campus community, especially students, through the medium of social media. Facebook "gives people the power to share and make the world more open and connected". The ODU Campus Recycling Facebook account shares updates on the overall recycling intitative, RecycleMania, and creates a forum for discussion about recycling specifically and sustainability, in general, at ODU.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

The ODU Campus Recycling Myspace account again taps into the heart of the campus community, especially students, through the medium of social media. Myspace reaches students, faculty, and staff who are attracted to its musical connections,which makes it more like an online music store similar to iTunes and Rhapsody, along with the ability to create playlists. This allows for ODU Campus Recycling to reach a different part of the target audience.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (4th material):

The Real Estate Foundation produces a quarterly newsletter for ODU Village tenants. The December 2011 newsletter featured an article discussing sustainability at ODU. Specifically the article mentioned current and future goals as well as ways tenants can get involved in future projects and initiatives. The newsletter is not currently available online.


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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):
No

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