Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.59
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Raritan Valley Community College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 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

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

Sue Dorward, Sustainability Coordinator, regularly posts in the RVConnect app with information about sustainability topics as part of our River Friendly requirements.

The Center for Environmental Studies publishes sustainability newsletters with several articles, once per semester. https://www.raritanval.edu/Environmental-Studies


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

There is a sign for the green wall in the Bateman Student Center. There are three educational pollinator garden signs, by the Planetarium, Theater, and Childcare Center. There is a sign at the rain garden and another by the native warm season grass field. There are signs by the donated native trees on the main drive.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The College gives sustainable energy tours, a general sustainability tour (most recently given to representatives of Kean University), and hosted a sustainability scavenger hunt (with map).

A recent energy tour led by Center for Environmental Studies interns covered the central plant, the cogeneration plant, and included a discussion of the solar energy projects.

The scavenger hunt covered 14 campus locations. See the map here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1YiVBe1ln6csmM-gd7omfBTrcgPdV-lfy&usp=sharing

The most recent sustainability tour covered the green roof, rain garden, native plant gardens, tree plantings, legacy trees (220-300 years old) and deer exclosures.


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/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

We are a commuter school, no residences on campus.


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Bus schedules are provided at the Welcome Center kiosk.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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