Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Milan Stijepovic
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Warren Biggins
Sustainability Manager
Robert Redford Conservancy
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
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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 Yes
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 Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation No
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
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 No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The Sustainability at Pitzer website is maintained by the Sustainability Manager and is updated regularly. The homepage includes information on announcements and upcoming events, and displays Tweets from the Office of Sustainability's Twitter account. From the homepage, visitors can navigate to view information on: student groups, on-campus initiatives, climate commitment & technical reports, academic programs & resources, green building, and water conservation.


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

The Office of Sustainability maintains the Twitter account @SustainablePZ. Tweets are written by the Sustainability Manager and this platform is utilized primarily to promote events and spread information about on-campus sustainability initiatives.


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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Scholarship @Claremont
The Claremont Colleges Library provides access to scholarship produced by Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Keck Graduate Institute, the Library, and affiliated scholars.


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A brief description of 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:

Pitzer's dining hall operator, Bon Appetit, provides information on wellness, focusing on sustainability and nutrition, online. Also, Bon Appetit periodically hosts a Registered Dietitian to educate students on healthy and sustainable eating practices.

The Office of Sustainability also developed instructional and informational signage on the College's composting program which is displayed in the dining hall.


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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

As part of the College's effort to reduce water consumption, there are currently signs up on the campus lawns that say "water conservation in progress." These signs help explain why the lawn looks the way it does (golden instead of green) and draws attention to the fact that California is in the midst of an historic drought.


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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The PITZER MULTI-SPECIES COMMONS, a far reaching ecological initiative that engages and transforms Pitzer College’s thirty-four acre campus. This ambitious community designed landscape extends, for the first time, our Eat Your Sidewalk socio-ecological initiative into large-scale environmental design. Critically, it develops a new way to sense, understand and interact with our urban ecosystems as a multi-species commons — and it creatively rethinks the capacities of landscape design, commons practices, subsistence practices, urbanism, public art, and the ecology of public space.

A map of the campus is located at all key public sites to showcase the area as a complex urban ecosystem and designates zones for ongoing community driven experimentation.


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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

Maps of the College are posted in numerous locations throughout the campus.


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

The Green Guide: A Resource for Sustainability at Pitzer College, provides information on the College's sustainability resources and initiatives to students, faculty, staff, and the Pitzer community.
The Guide includes information on: water conservation, on-campus initiatives, recycling and composting, campus dining, campus organizations, and community resources.


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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:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

The Prezi presentation, "Sustainability @Pitzer," which is given to incoming students as part of their orientation, is available online.


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