Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.36
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Smith College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Rachael Wein
Assistant Director of Sustainability
CEEDS
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

CEEDS sends an enviro events and opportunities email out 1x per week to over 500 college community members. CEEDS uses facebook and instagram to share updates on a weekly basis.


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Smith's Living Building, the Bechtel Environmental Classroom, has in-depth signage describing a number of green building features that contributed to its certification.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The "Sustainable Smith Campus Tour" contains information about sustainability and its role at Smith College. It highlights eight of the most notable locations across campus in terms of their headway in sustainable efforts including the Campus Center; a sustainable dining hall; an efficient residence hall; the Botanic Garden of Smith College; a newly renovated residence hall; Neilson Library; the 2010 construction of Ford Hall, the engineering and science building (a LEED certified building); the retrofitted Indoor Track and Tennis Facility; Paradise Pond as well as Smith’s cogeneration power plant.


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/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Smith College's Office of Campus Sustainability provides a comprehensive page of "Useful Tips" on its website describing several simple changes residents can make to reduce consumption of energy and resources. The sections include Actions that Cost Nothing Add Up, Things Worth a Small Investment, Back-to-School Shopping List, Local Food, Biking, and Getting Places.


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

The Botanic Garden of Smith College newsletter, Botanic Garden News, is published twice a year by the Friends of the Botanic Garden The newsletter highlights changes and provides information to the Smith community about the college's gardened spaces, efforts on campus to create more green space, and also draws from outside news related to green gardening.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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