Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Saint John's University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jacob Saffert
Sustainability Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
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 No
A sustainability walking map or tour No
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 Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The website focuses on the sustainability actions going on around campus during the year. This includes information about the energy challenge, solar energy, sustainable revolving loan funds, recycling, climate action plan, environmental values and environmental action. It provides links to various events regarding sustainability on campus. It also provides links to additional information, contact information and outside sources for more information about sustainability.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The "What's Up with Saint John's Sustainability" comes out bimonthly and includes information about campus sustainability: recent news, events, upcoming events and conservation tips. Information about forums on campus and speakers are provided along with links for more information. Various campus events in relation to sustainability are also highlighted such as energy audits of on-campus houses and information about local farmers markets.


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

The SJU Office of Sustainability maintains a presence on both Twitter and Facebook.


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

Students majoring in Environmental Studies are required to complete an independent senior research project. That research can be presented at various events on campus including the annual Scholarship and Creativity Day or Thursday Forums.


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

On the McKeown center there is green signage that highlights what LEED points were given.


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

We change our displays from time to time, but there has been information on sustainable food systems in the refectory. We also make it known that we use 100% recycled napkins. Locally-sourced food is typically identified in the dining hall as well.


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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Office of Sustainability is currently completing a sustainability map in collaboration with Saint John's Outdoor University. It will be completed soon and posted on the CSB/SJU website.


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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

The CSB/SJU website has a map of the Lake Wobegon regional trail and the many walking paths of the Abbey Arboretum. Additionally, there is signage indicating a bike route on the county road which comes to campus.


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

A green guide was developed in 2011. This provides facts about campus sustainability and tips for what residents can do to be more sustainable.

We have posters on how to recycle posted within the dorms.


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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:

There are various columns about sustainability programs, projects, and events throughout the year.


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

The Office of Sustainability also distributes stickers with the office's logo to raise awareness for sustainability initiatives.


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