Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tom Goldsmith
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

St. John's University, New York
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Erin Chalmers
Earth Club President
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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:

A sub-section of the University website, the Sustainability Inititiaves site includes a timeline of sustainability monumemnts at the school (both past and projected), details the 'green' features of the physical campus, any 'green' campus initiatives and includes a section for student involvement (like tips for energy reduction, ways to participate in Earth club, organic gardening etc.)
The page can be accessed from the main site as well as from STJ Central, the homepage for student emails, coursework etc.


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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?:
No

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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

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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:

Through our relationship with Chartwells food services, dining areas have signage encouraging waste reduction (encouraging diners to bring reusable mugs, limit use of napkins, cutlery etc.), educating about sustainabilty practices on campus and promoting sustainable, healthy and local foods available in the dining facility.


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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?:
No

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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:

As a 'Clean Air Campus' through New York City's Clean Air NY, we are provided clean transit brochures which are made available to students and staff. The below link is similar to the printed pamphlets.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Each room/ suite in the residence village on campus has a one-page guide for students permanantly posted to the interior side of the door, beside the emergency plan. The guide highlights university expectations for energy conservation and recycling, gives examples and tips for sustainable living, and provides contact information so students may get more involved in sustainability on campus.


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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)?:
Yes

A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

The office of sustainability is in constant communication with the student newspaper 'The Torch'. A number of reporters work with faculty and the student Earth Club to put together weekly stories feature sustainability projects and news on campus.


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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:

Alice Arvan is the reporter in the University marketing department dedicated to sustainability initiatives. Articles are posted regularly to the 'web-digest' which is made available online and emailed to staff and faculty daily.


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