Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Simon Fraser University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Michelle Murvai
Communications Coordinator
SFU Sustainability Office
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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 Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
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 No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The central SFU sustainability website provides a hub of information on sustainability efforts across all three of SFU's campuses (Burnaby, Vancouver, and Surrey). Links on the website lead to details on sustainability in campus and facilities, engagement, teaching and learning, and research.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

A bi-weekly newsletter with 1066 subscribers, including sustainability news, program highights, a featured Talking Sustainability blog post, and calendar of upcoming events


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

Twitter: @SFUSustain, Facebook: SFUSustainabilityOffice, LinkedIn: SFU Sustainability Office, YouTube: SFUSustain, Blog: Talking Sustainability

Audiences at Simon Fraser University and beyond engage with issues on sustainablity at SFU through a variety of social media outlets. These outlets share program highlights, upcoming events, volunteer and work opportunities, and blog posts covering a variety of sustainability topics // Twitter: 2,275 followers, Facebook: 221 likes, LinkedIn: 64 followers, YouTube: 20 subscribers


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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Web page dedicated to alternative transportation at SFU, including links to TransLink cycling maps, information on public transit and carpooling options, and information on the U-Pass program.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

Section of Parking Services' Alternative Transportation page dedicated to cycling, including maps, bike storage information, and a link to Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group's (SFPIRG's) bike tool co-op.


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

Web page with information on how students can live more sustainably in residence, including information about the Residence composting program, container exchange program, and how students can form an Eco Committee.


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

Within at least two department newsletters on campus, staff write a regular sustainability column involving sustainability tips, thoughts, and ways to integrate sustainability into day to day work.


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