Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Rochester Institute of Technology
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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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):

www.rit.edu/sustainability is the comprehensive university site that includes information about the Institute's sustainability efforts across academics, operations, and outreach.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability 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:

Social media platforms have been utilized to further disseminate RIT sustainability information. Currently there is a Twitter feed, Facebook page and Instagram account for RIT's Sustainability office. All sustainability related student groups also maintain a social media presence.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce 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:

Academic Sustainable Papers:
Academic papers are an important part of RIT scholarship. Utilizing DSpace software, the Library has created an institutionalized repository that is open to all faculty and students, for both posting and reading access. The collection is searchable by title, author, subject or date. Visitors can access the collection by completion of an on-line registration. Sustainable collections are organized under RIT Green Sustainability Papers and have two categories addressing faculty and student scholarships. Those categories can be found by typing RIT Green in the search window of RIT’s Digital Media Library (DML).


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

Each LEED certified building has a LEED demonstration wall which contains details of process and achievements of the building, including the LEED plaque. The most recently constructed buildings include an interactive kiosk and web-base dashboard that highlights the building performance and green features.

Case studies of the LEED projects are included in the LEED section of the sustainability website


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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 University's interactive map includes sustainability features such as vehicle charging stations, Low emission vehicle parking, LEED certified buildings, and bike infrastructure.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

Information about all modes of alternative transportation available at RIT can be found at both the parking and transportation site as well as the sustainability website, including access to the where's my bus app.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

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

Recommended bike routes, bike safety, rules of the road, and bike share availability information is all available on RIT's parking and transportation website.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

The NYS Pollution Prevention Institute at RIT publishes a semiannual newsletter highlighting its new initiatives and research.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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