Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 43.60
Liaison Kirsten Gabrielsen
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Orange County Community College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.50 / 4.00 Kirsten Gabrielsen
Sustainability Coordinator
Biology
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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 central GoGreen Sustainability website includes links to:
How to get involved?
Ride Share
Faculty Resources
Did you know?
Sustainability Events


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The College e-newsletter (Grapevine) is distributed twice per week and includes a section for sustainability updates


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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 college's Sustainability website can be used as a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research.


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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The college's newest building, Kaplan Hall is a leed Gold building and features building signage highlighting green building features.


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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:

The college has partnered with a local farmer to bring a 26 week workplace CSA to campus. The Grapevine, flyers, regular updates from the farmer and a large banner disseminate information about sustainable food systems.


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

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The college has installed signage is several areas on the grounds, describing the Educational Native Plant Garden, a Rain Garden, and a newly developed Xeriscape Garden.


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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

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A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation can be found on the Sustainability website.


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

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The college does not have resident halls.


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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)?:
No

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 college does not issue a main student newspaper.


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