Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 39.89
Liaison Charles Riley
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Oregon Institute of Technology
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Carrie Wittmer
Sustainability Coordinator
Provost's Office
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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 Sustainable OIT website include information about all of OIT's sustainability initiatives including campus planning, operations, and academics. It also has links to sustainability resources, ways for students to get involved in sustainability activities, and a news and events page.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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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:

Under the "Resources" page on the Sustainable OIT website, there are links to student presentations and documents that relate to sustainability research.


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

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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A Sustainable OIT Tour was developed by Sustainability Interns Whitney Medina and Dereck Ruf. The tour template can be used by other interns or by OIT Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors are also trained on sustainable elements of the campus for inclusion in the general campus tours provided for prospective students.


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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:

There is information on the OIT website about how to ride the Klamath Basin Transit Bus Service at no cost. Students, faculty, and staff just need to have a validated OIT ID card in order to ride for free anywhere the buses travel.


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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:

A student sustainability worker submits weekly advertisements about sustainability events to the student newspaper, The Edge.


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:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

There is a bulletin board dedicated to sustainability announcements prominently displayed in the College Union. It is used for postings on sustainability events and to advertise sustainability initiatives. The bulletin board is managed by a student sustainability worker.


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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:

The student sustainability worker manages a Facebook page that can be searched under "Oregon Institute of Technology Sustainability."


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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:

The student sustainability worker submits weekly announcements to the on-line newsletter, TNDaily, that goes out to all faculty, administrators, and staff.


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