Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Geory Kurtzhals
Sustainability Coordinator
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):

Sustainability.siu.edu is our centralized sustainability web resource. It is the one-stop-site for sustainability at SIU. It includes the following main sections: About Us, Green Fee/Green Fund, Participate, Saluki Green Action Team, and Make a Gift, with several subsections. Those subsections include history/achievements, Sustainability Council membership, Green Fund materials, involvement opportunities, news, instructor resources, and more!


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Our newsletter has several sections which generally include the following: a note from the Sustainability Director, updates, opportunities/events, news, jobs/internships, inspiration, green tips, and contact information. The link below shows the past newsletters. We've recently been testing a focus on the Saluki Green Action Team regular mailings, which go out more frequently (1-4 times a month):
https://sustainability.siu.edu/saluki-green-action-team/this-weeks-action.php
https://sustainability.siu.edu/saluki-green-action-team/previous-actions/
Even though there are not any fall 2019 newsletters published yet, we have not discontinued them at this time.


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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 SIU Sustainability office has a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page that post various campus updates and current sustainability-related news. Facebook and Twitter are the most frequently utilized and they can be found as follows: Facebook (SIU Sustainability), Twitter (@SIUsustain), and Instagram (SIUSustainability).

Twitter URL at https://twitter.com/SIUsustain
Instagram URL at https://www.instagram.com/siusustainability/?hl=en


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?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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 department of Geography and Environmental Resources publishes theses and dissertations here: https://cola.siu.edu/geography/graduate/theses-and-dissertations.php

Dissertations and theses written at SIU Carbondale may be checked out at Morris Library if there is a circulating copy available. Digital copies may also be available. SIUC dissertations and theses may be searched by title or author on the Morris Library website. You may limit your search by clicking on More Limits and selecting SIUC Theses, Dissertations, and Research Papers.
https://lib.siu.edu/

Student Creative Activities and Research Forum provides an in-person opportunity for students to share their research with a larger audience.
https://vcresearch.siu.edu/student-research/forum.php
https://vcresearch.siu.edu/student-research/


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?:
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?:
No

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

In University Housing, we have taken down all signage and brochures. Some items can be found online including sustainable eating at our dining hall website.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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:

SIU Carbondale has a sustainable walking tour which highlights several projects and initiatives across campus that are supported by the Green Fund. We offer guided Green Tours on the First Friday of every month when classes are in session. In addition, we will facilitate guided green tours and virtual green tours for groups interested as requested.


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 Saluki Express mass transit system is SIU Carbondale’s answer to parking and traffic problems. SIU Carbondale students, faculty, and staff, as well as the Carbondale community, are encouraged to get on board. For better convenience, the Saluki Express includes an app to track where riders can view bus routes/schedules in real-time via transloc, on a web browser, mobile device, or by text.
http://siuc.transloc.com/


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:

The SIU Bicycling website (https://bike.siu.edu/) is the one-stop shop that offers a variety of resources to support bicyclists, including educational info, registration instructions, safety info (https://bike.siu.edu/safety/), rules, and other resources. Students can also locate maps online at the SIU Campus Maps page, where students can select which building on campus they wish to locate. https://siu.edu/maps/

Bicycle rack maps are available at http://parking.siu.edu/_common/files/bike-rack-map.pdf


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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?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

The SIU Student Center offers Green Meeting Guidelines and includes a link to these guidelines in all contracts. They are also testing food waste diversion at some events, as part of a collaboration with SIU Sustainability.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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