Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.39
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Yolanda Cieters
Sustainability Manager
CEJS
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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:

--NEWSLETTER: The Center for Environmental Justice (CEJS) publishes a quarterly newsletter providing the latest news about Seattle University's environmental justice and sustainability efforts and initiatives.
https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/newsletter/

--FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/envjustice/
--INSTAGRAM:https://www.instagram.com/su_cejs/
--YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRq69uSC-uRt1ir9UI89wFQ


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

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

--BUILDINGS: The 4 LEED Gold buildings on campus each have a large interpretive sign in front to explain the green building strategies used.
--GROUNDS: All gardens have signs explaining the specific focus and function of the garden, such as the raingardens, the ethno-botanical garden, the community gardens,...
https://www.seattleu.edu/grounds/campus-gardens/
--WASTE: SU offers waste collection stations at over 200 locations on campus. Each station includes single stream recycling, compost, and trash with signage explaining what items should go where.
https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/campus-sustainability/compost--recycling/


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

--The Seattle University Campus Edibles Map: This is a self-guided walking tour of 11 campus locations where fruits, vegetables and herbs are integrated into the landscape for campus members and the public to pick and eat.
https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/edible-campus-map/

--Seattle University Campus Tree Map: This is a self-guided map identifying significant trees on the Seattle University campus.
https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/campus-tree-map--bio/

--Sustainability tours are offered by CEJS and Facilities staff:
(a) A tour of Seattle University's 4 LEED Gold buildings to learn more about sustainability in the built environment. The tour features a raingarden, a chilled beam that cools the computer lab, a raised floor supplying warm air near occupants’ feet, sustainable materials and water efficient fixtures.
(b) A tour of SU's gardens highlighting SU's sustainable Grounds practices, edible gardens, compost tea operation and garden history.
(c) A tour of the onsite Composting facility where employees learn how SU annually turns 100,000 pounds of food waste into compost.
For more information about the tours: https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/what-you-can-do/su-campus-sustainability-tours/


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

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

The "Sustainable Living Guide" is geared towards informing student residents how to easily adjust daily habits and live sustainably. Some highlights from the guide are:
--Recycling/compost/trash: "What goes where?"
--"Do more to Save more" (water, energy, waste)
--"Green eating and consumption"
--sustainability tips for your campus room
--sustainability-focused student clubs
--SU campus sustainability infographic and video
https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/what-you-can-do/sustainability-representatives/


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

--Campus Sustainability Infographic (updated annually): https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/sustainability-infographic/
--Campus Sustainability video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m9GTCY8oos&feature=emb_logo
--Sustainable Events Checklist: how to make events at SU green. https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/sustainable-events-checklist/


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