Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.92
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date June 20, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Sewanee - The University of the South
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

Sewanee currently has two websites conveying information about sustainability. there is sustain.sewanee.edu which is currently being reconstructed to create a more cohesive, functional, and user friendly website.

While that website is under construction, the OESS has created a blog (http://sewaneeoess.wordpress.com/) to cover up-to-date stories.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

No sustainability newsletter exists at this time.


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Does the institution have 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:

Sewanee has two means by which student research on sustainability is being disseminated.
1) Student research is currently being displayed on the blog (http://sewaneeoess.wordpress.com/).

2) The PowerSave Campus Interns, who are at the forefront of sustainability research on campus, have a monthly newsletter covering the breadth of their work on campus.


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

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

Sewanee does not have such signage at this time.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

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

No such signage or brochures exist at this time.


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 grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

No such signage exists at this time.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The OESS and the Admissions Office are currently in the process of creating a sustainability walking tour which will highlight some of the important places on campus relating to sustainability including Spencer Hall (where the OESS resides), Snowden Hall (home to our solar system), the herb garden outside of McClurg Dining Hall, Abbo's Alley and the University Farm. The tour should be available to students for Fall 2013.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
No

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

No guide for commuters exists at this time.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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

No such guide exists at this time.


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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 regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

No such article exists in the Sewanee Purple at this time.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The OESS has biweekly articles written by a post-baccelaurate fellow published in the local newspaper, the Sewanee Mountain Messenger.


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