Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.76
Liaison Levi Rogers
Submission Date March 10, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Skidmore College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Levi Rogers
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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):

The Sustainability Office website is accessible through the Skidmore home page and is a centralized source of information for many of the College's sustainability efforts. It includes information about current campus sustainability initiatives, student programs, events, and community groups. Visitors may also download our greenhouse gas inventories, sustainability bulletins, and other sustainability reports from the website. Students also use the site to learn about student staff positions available in the Sustainability Office.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Sustainable Skidmore Bulletin features articles about recent campus sustainability efforts and events. The newsletter is sent to all students, faculty, and staff, and to many alumni.


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 Sustainability Office manages an Instagram account, blog pages, and several Facebook pages including the Skidmore Sustainability Office, Skidmore Unplugged (S-Reps), Friends of the North Woods, and Skidmore Compost.

Social Media:
http://www.instagram.com/sustainableskidmore/
http://www.facebook.com/SustainableSkidmore/
http://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheNorthWoods/
http://www.facebook.com/skidmoreunplugged/
http://www.facebook.com/skidcompost/

Blogs:
http://academics.skidmore.edu/blogs/sustainableskidmore/
http://academics.skidmore.edu/blogs/northwoods/


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:

Each year, Skidmore News interviews staff in the Sustainability Office and student sustainability leaders. Skidmore News publishes articles and editorials about Skidmore's major renewable energy projects, campus-wide events, student programs, and future ventures.


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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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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 :
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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:

Dining Services offers brochures with information about the Skidmore Community Garden, other local food providers, and the Colleges commitment to serving 25% sustainable food by 2025.

Dining Services created a local food map. The map is hung in the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall and The Spa to inform diners of the origin of many food products served on campus.

Dining Services and the Sustainability Office collaborated to make ingredient-specific signage to bring attention to local and sustainable food options. This signage is posted at serving stations in the dining hall and includes information about the farm that produced each ingredient and the distance that each ingredient traveled to Skidmore.


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 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Our interactive campus sustainability map provides a comprehensive overview of Skidmore's sustainability efforts. Visitors may click on any icon to learn more about a specific program or project.


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

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

The Sustainability Office website provides community members with information regarding public transportation routes, carpooling options, ride-share boards, electric vehicle charging stations, our campus bike share, and bicycle commuter facilities and resources.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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:

BikeMore (Skidmore's bike share program) offers brochures with suggested bike routes in the greater Saratoga Springs region. This brochure also includes a brief overview of safe riding practices and traffic signals.


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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:

The Sustainability Office website includes a page with tips that encourage students to adopt more sustainable habits. The Sustainability Office and the S-Reps post tips and facts on our Facebook pages, and we offer all RAs with a Skidmore Unplugged manual that includes ideas for incorporating sustainability into the residential life experience.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

The Campus Sustainability Subcommittee publishes and Annual Campus Sustainability Report to share our progress toward our institutional sustainability goals. The report also suggests future project ideas that the College hopes to implement. The goal of the report is to keep the community informed and provide a transparent account of our sustainability efforts and decisions.


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