Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sewanee - The University of the South
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
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A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features No
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems No
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation No
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience No
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:

Sewanee recently reworked their Sustainability website in late 2013. The new site has links about Energy and Climate, Natural and Cultural Stewardship, Food and Dining, and Buildings.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

No sustainability newsletter exists at this time.


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

The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability maintains an active presence on Facebook (Sustain Sewanee) and Twitter.


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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) Scholarship Sewanee—an annual afternoon-long presentation for all students to display their research from the academic year, answering questions, and arguing points with faculty and students. Sustainability research is often a large portion of the research completed.

2) The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability often displays student research on the Domain Research page of Sustain Sewanee webpage.


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

Sewanee does not have such signage at this time.


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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.


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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

No such signage exists at this time.


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

No navigational or educational tools exists for bicyclists and pedestrians at this time.


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

No such guide exists at this time, although there is one currently being produced.


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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:

Although there is not a designated column or reporter assigned to sustainability in the student newspaper, the Sewanee Purple, sustainability has had at least one article in almost all of the editions of the paper in 2014-2015.


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

in Spencer Hall, the Biology and Environmental Science building, there are electronic boards that display research, facts, information, and other information the OESS wishes to publish and convey to visitors on campus. The boards lie strategically along the main tour route operated by Admissions.


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