Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.15
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lauren Newman
Sustainability Fellows Coordinator
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 (optional):

Sustainability initiatives can be explored from the central website for the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. The Our Team tab is where you can read about everyone working in the Office. On the Domain, Farm, and Headwaters Initiative tabs you can learn about programming for their respective initiatives. On the Opportunities tab, students can learn about the various ways to get involved in campus sustainability initiatives. Lastly, the news tab hosts articles published by the Office about different events and activities pertaining to the OESS.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Newsletter, Green Ink, is sent out 4-5 times a year. Everyone from the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability contributes to the newsletter as well as some students who are involved in the office as work studies, interns, or sustainability fellows.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:
The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

The Sewanee Purple hosts semi-regular coverage of sustainability via the Green Column. There are several students currently contributing sustainability content for the newspaper. This content can be found by typing either Green Column or Sustainability into the search bar on the Sewanee Purple's website, provided below.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce 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:

All Environment and Sustainability seniors are required to present their final capstone projects at Scholarship Sewanee every year, either as an oral presentation or a poster. The abstracts for these projects from the most recent Scholarship Sewanee can be found at the link provided.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

Snowden Hall: LEED Gold plaque
Spencer Hall: LEED Silver plaque
Ayres Hall: LEED Silver plaque
Sewanee Inn: Wood sustainably harvested from Domain


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

McClurg Dining Hall features a wide selection of local foods from the South Cumberland Food Hub as well as from our very own University Farm. These local foods are advertised in the daily email written by Chef Rick Wright as well as on the display glass at each food station.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

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

The Sewanee Outing Program (SOP) provides all this information. Their office is located in the Bishops Common. At the SOP you can find various trail maps to explore the 50+ miles of trail on campus by biking, hiking, or running. You can also find a safety statement. The SOP leads several trips a week for varying levels of experience to allow everyone the chance to take advantage of all the Domain has to offer.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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 incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

A guide for incoming Freshman that lays out sustainability at Sewanee (resources, how to get involved, etc)


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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