Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.81
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Slippery Rock University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Rita Abent
Executive Director
Public Relations
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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 website includes information about the sustainability commission, the sustainability committee, the section of the university's strategic plan that focuses on sustainability, the president's climate commitment, a PDF of a brochure that highlights SRU's efforts towards sustainability, and links to student initiatives.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

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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:

The Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity provides a forum where student achievement in all disciplines, including sustainability, are shared. The Symposium provides material for The Journal of Scholarly Endeavor.


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

The Harmony House at the RAMC is certified LEED-Silver and educational posters throughout the building provide information on green features of the building and options for green living (i.e. geothermal, daylighting, recycled materials, low-toxins, solar, wind, composting, recycling, etc.).


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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:

AVI, the food services provider at Slippery Rock University, distributes a brochure, "Good Things at the Rock," that highlights the numerous efforts AVI takes towards sustainability. The brochure lists AVI's local food partners, on-campus sustainability-related events that AVI supports, and conservation activities taking place at the dining halls.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Green Frog trail at the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems is a half mile trail that highlights sustainable strategies including a photovoltaic array, community gardens, sustainable landscaping, composting site, and a wind turbine.


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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:

Posters and brochures about the SRU's Happy Bus, or shuttle are posted and provided in residence halls, the Student Union, and at shuttle stops. The Happy Bus has its own webpage as well as NextBus GPS technology that allows students to see in real-time when the next bus will be arriving. The Happy Bus is funded by the SGA.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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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

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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:

Slippery Rock published a Green Effort Booklet in June 2010, highlighting the University's sustainability projects titled "Slippery Rock University Sustainability."


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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:

The Spring 2009 Issue of, "The Rock," a bi-yearly publication, was themed SRU's green movement.


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