Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.09
Liaison Andrew Riley
Submission Date April 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

State University of New York at Morrisville
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Bill Mitchell
Energy & Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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?:
No

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

None. 


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

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

The south (of) campus walking trails have a variety of plaques in place which discuss flora, fauna, and conservation ecology of the area. 


The campus Static and Tilt Photovoltaic Arrays have a 4-slide display system inside the energy program buillding, which shows the production of each array over the day and the month, a comparison of the two PV arrays, as well as a comparison of the total system production vs. the consumption of the building.  This display is in the lobby of our new 38,744 square foot Agriculture and Clean Energy Technology center (ACET), which was completed in August of 2021. 


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

SUNY Morrisville’s Environmental Sciences department manages the Callahan Brook Nature Trails including a Main trail, Woodland Trail, Commons Trail and Overlook trail that are open to the public. 
Students have harvested wood and built bridges to make it more accessible. 


    https://www.morrisville.edu/facility/callahan-brook-nature-trail


    https://www.morrisville.edu/news/new-welcome-kiosk-unveiled-callahan-brook-nature-trail


In addtion, SUNY Morrisville manages both conservation and tillable land surrounding the NYDEC Nelson Swamp Conservation area. 


    https://dec.ny.gov/places/nelson-swamp-unique-area


https://dec.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2024-02/nelsonswampgeoref.pdf


Expanding these map tours on campus to include energy use and general sustainability may be a good idea, IF we could do it in a way that is tech-centric, not print-based. 


 


 


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/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

None.


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

None. 


We will be working on a staff onboarding Campus Sustainability - Information.pdf as well as on-campus sustainability expectations for new students, as part of the student orientation process. 


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The data and information in this AASHE framework has been gathered by: 
the Energy and Sustainability Manager at SUNY Morrisville and by the
the Contracts Administrator in the College Business Office.  


The current Performance Year is FY-2022-2023: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. 


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