Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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STARS v1.1

Pacific Lutheran University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
Sustainability
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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 Sustainability web page is run by our Sustainability Manager, Chrissy Cooley. On the website you can find anything from a link explaining many aspects of sustainability on campus, including our recycling program, student groups, and different initiatives taking place on campus. There are also links of resources that are related to sustainability, and a list of important dates.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The sustainability newsletter is a direct email image of two most pressing articles, as well as important dates. The newsletter is emailed on the first of each month, and only goes to those who sign to receive it.


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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 Sustainability website, as well as the Office of Development and Sustainability blog post the results of student research.


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

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

In each of our LEED rated buildings there are displays, using recycled materials, highlighting what makes the building worthy of the LEED rating, and what makes it sustainable. Signs displays everything from the use of recycled materials in construction to how water is managed more efficiently in the building to reduce waste.


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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:

There are signs in all parts of the dining halls that talk about where each food item comes from, and what it means to have sustainable food products (Free Range Chickens, for example).


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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:

The Sustainability Office offers a walking tour around campus that highlights the efforts made at PLU to promote sustainability, including such highlights as LEED building certification, rain gardens, habitat restoration, and sustainable food practices. There is also a section in the PLU housing guide that discusses turning off appliances to save energy and each on campus resident is given a list of what to recycle.


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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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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

PLU’s environmental club, GREAN, offers a guide to green living that offers advice on how to consume less. It includes turning off water during showers and hand-washing, avoiding paper towels, turning off unnecessary electronics, and biking instead of driving a car. This guide is a simple resource that students can access to easily incorporate sustainability into their daily lives.


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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:

In the Daily Flyer, a publication that comes out every week day through the office of Impact, there is a green tip of the week, as well as expanded articles in our school newspaper, the Mast.


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