Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Craig Ross
Submission Date Jan. 30, 2012
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STARS v1.0

State University of New York at Brockport
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired David Turkow
Director EHS
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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 "Green is Gold" page is the main source for information about our sustainability at the College at Brockport. The website contains, SUNY sustainability policy, the Green is Gold Newsletter, the 3 Rs of recycling, a guide to the college's recycling program, energy conservation policy, and the green campus assessment report. In addition, there is links to the dining services environmental stewardship information, the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, and Parking and Transportation Services' Green Initiatives including carpooling. The site is a vehicle for publishing any new reports and initiatives related to sustainability.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The "Green is Gold Newsletter" is a bi-annual publication that covers the college's sustainable practices. The latest issue includes highlights from the, college recycling program, energy efficiency, green purchasing, and the green living learning community. The Newsletter publishes sustainability information from the offices of, facilities and planing, BASC, Environmental Health and Safety, Residential Life, Information Technology, Purchasing and Procurement, and the Sustainability Task force.


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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 "Green is Gold" web page publishes student work on sustainability. Environmental science student projects are published on this page. The site also publishes projects, presentations, and research on sustainably done by students. The EHS website also includes videos produced by students on sustainability topics.

Each spring the campus participated in Scholar's Day where all student research can be presented to the campus, Presentations on sustainability-related issues are incorporated into this event.


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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 :

Currently, our new LEED Gold residence hall has a plaque that describes the unique features of the building. Additionally, the residence halls have posters describing the unique features of the buildings where they reside.


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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:

BASC Dining Services highlights their effort to buy local fruit and produce with signage in the dining halls. BASC promotes using reusable coffee, going tray less, and eco-friendly GreenWare with signage.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

During winter season the grounds dept. posts signs indicating "Green and sustainable" snow plowing practices whereby many sidewalks are not plowed and people are asked to use alternative routes of travel. Historically, pesticide applicators used signage to post at our Day Care facility notifying all occupants that weed-killer was applied at minimal levels. We currently have eliminated all pesticide use at the Day Care facility and practice Integrated Pest Management throughout the campus. Information is available on the Facilities and Planning website.


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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:

Parking Services offers printed publications and online information on how to use alternative transportation. The publications include information on the Fast Trax bike borrowing program, OTS Campus shuttle bus, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA)bus service to the college, and the Ride-share carpooling program.


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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:

There is a guide to living green by following the 3 Rs titled "The easiest way to be green is through practicing the 3 Rs,Reduce, Reuse and Recycle." This guide outlines what students can do to reduce their waster, reuse materials, and recycle properly. It also includes information on how students can get 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 student run newspaper, The Stylus, publishes on the campus events related to sustainability. These events include the Hamlin Beach Cleanup, Camps Sustainability Day, America Recycles Day, RecycleMania, and Earth Day.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

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The Department of Environmental Science and Biology produces a newsletter every semester to inform community members about sustainability, practices and courses that are available.


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