Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.43
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date May 3, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Simon Fraser University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Candace Le Roy
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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:

The current website was developed and is maintained by the SFU Sustainability Advisory Committee. The purpose of the site is to consolidate information about the institutions efforts, provide information pertinent to campus employees and students about how they can contribute to sustainability and provides a one stop shop for sustainability information.

This website is in the process of redevelopment and will be released in it's new form in December 2011.


The website URL for the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The newsletter is currently designed for the Sustainability Ambassador audience. Although it was not released for about a year it is in redevelopment and will be released again for a wider audience (the whole university community) this year.

The newsletter features tips on green living, educational information on specific topics and links to events and opportunities to get involved.

The website listed below includes a selection of newsletters that have gone out to the university community in recent years.


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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:

We publish student research when we are aware of it on our sustainability website.


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?:
No

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

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

In some dining service areas there are signs that mention our OceanWise certification and promote local food.


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:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

In development


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

We have a web page specifically addressing sustainable methods of transportation to and from our campus.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

Student Residence has a green living guide that they provide to students.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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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:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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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 Sustainability Advisory Committee produces an annual report that serves as an overview of the institutions sustainability accomplishments for the year.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

We also produce regular stories in the SFU News (the main SFU Newspaper) about sustainability


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

We send out campus wide email bulletins when applicable informing the community of events, programs and opportunities to get involved


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

We send out posters to all departments promoting specific campaign topics to encourage engagement of campus members in different programs (e.g., turn off the lights, close doors and windows in winter, choose to reuse)


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

We supply the new faculty orientation with a handout that provides new faculty with information about sustainability at SFU.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
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