Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Raritan Valley Community College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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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 faculty Sustainability Committee developed a web site that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts. At the time of this writing, there are pages detailing our sustainability awards and agreements, courses, activities, community service, facilities, gardens, the Sustainability Committee, recycling, food, transportation, and news.

http://www.raritanval.edu/community/forum/sustain/home.html


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

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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:

Each year Raritan Valley Community College's "Nota Bene" celebrates the power of imagination by showcasing outstanding student work from across our curriculum. The science-related entries in the 2010 Nota Bene include a paper about earthquakes and a student-authored lab manual.

Students can also publish their work on RVCC's sustainability web site. Slides from Angela Bodino's "Focus on Nature" English composition class's 2011 presentations are linked to from the News page.

http://www2.raritanval.edu/notabene/


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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?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Our food service is outsourced to CulinArt, which has posters and signs prominently displayed in the cafeteria and cafe detailing their sustainability efforts. They also have brochures about composting. CulinArt will provide students with coffee grounds for composting, and gives a discount to students who bring reusable containers for their coffee. They feature organic blend and fair trade coffees and local produce, use biodegradable and eco-friendly disposable containers (no Styrofoam), collect organics for off-site composting, reclaim used cooking oil for biofuel conversion, and reduce water usage and waste.

http://www.raritanval.edu/community/forum/sustain/food_services.html


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

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

Signs are posted about our no-mow grassy areas, native plant garden, rain garden, and butterfly 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

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Information about bus service and a carpooling tool are available on the RVCC sustainability web site.

http://www.raritanval.edu/community/forum/sustain/transportation_and_parking.html


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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)?:
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
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