Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.28
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2017
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STARS v2.1

South Seattle College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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):

1) South Seattle Sustainability Commiteee has created an intranet webpage that outlines the purpose of the committee and provides information about a few sustainability highlights (a public, or internet, webpage is being created and will launch soon). Additionally, Seattle Colleges, the district for which South Seattle is a part of, operates a website that includes information about sustainability at South Seattle College. It also includes district-wide initiatives, as well as efforts at the other colleges that are part of the district.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The South Seattle Sustainability Committee produces a newsletter in fall, winter, and spring quarters to update campus on campus sustainability initiatives.


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?:
No

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:
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The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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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 the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce 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 Seattle Colleges sustainability pages, of which South Seattle College is a part of, can be used to disseminate student research on sustainability


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?:
Yes

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

In select new buildings on campus there is signage which describes the sustainable materials and operations of the buildings. In the UNI building at the main campus placards are placed around the building which describe energy efficient lighting, water conservation technology, and sustainable building materials. At the Colin building at the Georgetown satellite campus similar placards are used, as well as an energy dashboard which shows the buildings energy usage compared to averages.


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?:
No

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

1) At the Georgetown satellite campus the Colin Building offers a "sustainability tour" which highlights the sustainable materials and operations of the building, which is LEED Silver.

2) In 2016, the Sustainability Committee completed a functional campus map with a few sustainability features on it, including bike racks, water bottle refill stations, bus stops, and EV charging stations.


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:

South Seattle Transportation Services Office offers lots of information to help people commute more sustainably, including information about transportation subsidies, carpooling, and links to additional 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)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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