Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.41
Liaison Katharine Glenn
Submission Date March 7, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Paul Smith's College of Arts & Sciences
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Katharine Glenn
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Campus 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 (optional):

Paul Smith's College's Sustainability website provides up to date information on various aspects of the colleges Sustainability Initiative. Pages include including, Energy, Food, Materials Management, Climate Action Planning, and an overview of the Sustainability Grants program. The main homepage also includes upcoming trips, news articles on current sustainability programs, Sustainability Faculty and Student Staff information. The webpage is updated weekly by student staff.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Center for Campus Sustainability sends out a monthly newsletter (Sep to May) which highlights trips and programs, newly approved sustainability grants, and provides the community (both on and off campus) with a snapshot of sustainability related programs and initiatives. The Center for Campus Sustainability has a dedicated work-study who manages social media, designs the monthly newsletter, and updates the website. The newsletter is designed in MailChip, a program specifically designed for email marketing services. Newsletters are not available via website, although stores and information are posted on both the webpage and the newsletter.


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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

The Center for Campus Sustainability at Paul Smith's College maintains a Facebook and Instagram account specifically to promote the colleges sustainability initiative. Facebook page is entitled; Paul Smith's College Sustainability (previous pages was entitled PSC Center for Campus Sustainability). Our Instagram page can be found at @PSCGreen. Both of these social media sites can be accessed via our website and we publicly post information that is also able to be reposted on the colleges main social media pages. We also promote the use of a hashtag #pscgreen, so our community can tag their own posts and we can easily locate and retag relevant sustainability content on Instagram.


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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 the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

The Apollos is an online student newspaper, the Center for Campus Sustainability Student Staff works closely with The Apollos to create shared material, mostly articles. Whenever the Center for Campus Sustainability staff researches and writes an article it is posted on both the colleges webpage and usually the article is reposted on The Apollos online newspaper as well.


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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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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 :
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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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The website URL for 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 groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Center for Campus Sustainability developed a Renewable Energy Tour of campus, this campus tour includes 4 renewable energy or energy conservation projects around campus. Stops along the tour include our District Wood Pellet Boiler, Campus Library with Solar Array and Green Roof, Overlook LEED Certified Silver Residence Hall, and Student Center with display screen for our 15 residence hall energy meters and Building Management System. Participants also learn about the colleges sustainability initiative, Climate Action Plan, and Sustainability Grants program.


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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

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

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

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