Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Saint Mary's College of California
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

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

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

Two versions of our monthly newsletter are distributed to students and employees (faculty/staff). We also can communicate through a variety of social media platforms including:


We also write an Annual Sustainability Report, which can be found here:

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

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

We have signage throughout campus that highlights sustainability features, including but not limited to: signage at our bike repair stations, signage at our campus garden regarding organic and ecological horticulture practices, signage about re-use and thrifting at our Free Store, and lots of signage (provided by the Office of Sustainability) in departments and offices that have become certified by our Green Space Certification program.

For example:

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A sustainability walking map contains several sustainability features including hydration stations, donation box, the Free Store, electric vehicle charging stations, the 1/2 acre garden, bike racks, etc. This map is present at Admissions tours. In addition, Student Ambassadors are provided annual training on SMC's efforts to ensure that our sustainability tour is conveyed to prospective new students and families.

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

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

Yes, we have a Green Certification quiz that serves a guide to educate and motivate students to consider various sustainable living behaviors.

Additionally, with a direct link from the Sustainability for Students web page, Saint Mary's utilizes third party published materials on how to live green in the campus dorm.


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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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