Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Katherine Spector
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired John Moore
Director of Facilities Construction and Sustainability
Facilities
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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:

Webpage that states the College's Sustainability initiative and provides links to the Campus' Climate Action Plan, Sustainability Strategy, Sustainability Team, Leadership and Guidance, and the Campus Environmental Advisory Board.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Mr. Harold Applin, Visiting Assistant Technology Professor,
created this webpage newsletter so students and faculty could keep up with the latest news as well as giving students access to research for papers and presentations.


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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:

Annual Quest Day/Quest Sustainability Symposium:

Quest is a yearly campus-wide event during which faculty, staff, and students at SUNY Oswego present the results of their research and creative projects. This provides an opportunity to share scholarly and creative efforts and communicate across disciplines.

Key presentations of the event:

-Sustainability Film Screening, "Fuel":
Josh Tickell will screen and discuss his award-winning film "Fuel"

-General Motors Presentation:
Dan O'Connell from GM will present the "Electrification of the Automobile, and Update on Battery and Fuel Cell Technologies"

-Alternative Fuel Car Expo/Test Drive


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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?:
No

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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:

College provides a detailed website with information about alternative methods of transportation used on campus and nearby areas.


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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:

The Village Residential Townhouses/Handbook provides students a green living experience. Residents are given a Handbook upon move-in day with highlighted Sustainable features of the houses and how to continue the practice of Sustainable living.


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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:

Sustainablity is a popular topic that appears weekly in the student-run newspaper "The Oswegonian".


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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:

Monthly Campus Updates via email -
Monthly online news letter sent out to keep Oswego community up-to-date on issues and events happening in the college.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Alumni Association e-newsletter:
Monthly email newsletter which provides SUNY Oswego Alumni information of what's going on in campus life, academics, etc.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Toilet Talk: Easy Tip(s) on Living Laker Green -
SUNY Oswego's monthly "toilet" article placed in public restrooms for people to read while they use the toilet.


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