Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.37
Liaison Angie Kim
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Purchase College - State University of New York
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Angie Kim
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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):

The Purchase College sustainability websites houses important information regarding the initiatives, news and resources at the college.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

A monthly sustainability newsletter email gets sent to students, faculty and staff who have opted to receive the newsletter. The email is written by the Sustainability Coordinator and includes programs, events, tips, updates and other opportunities for the community to be involved in sustainability.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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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:

There is a Facebook page and an Instagram account that release updates on school sustainability and also used as a vehicle for student and public engagement.


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:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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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 Environmental Studies Program publishes and disseminates student work online, at Science Symposium events, and via other presentations. The Library also houses an archive of 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?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Signage is posted at appropriate locations of new construction and/or renovation on campus. Our first LEED Gold certified academic building has about 11 signs throughout the building noting and describing its sustainable features such as energy efficient lighting, green cleaning, alternative transportation, etc.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

Extensive signage in our dining facilities provide information about local farms from which we buy produce, sustainable seafood sourcing, organic foods, cage-free egg sourcing, vegan and vegetarian information, and more.


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:

During summer orientation a sustainability walking tour is available as one of the activities new students can participate in. This tour is available anytime of year if the Sustainability Coordinator is contacted. There is also a virtual tour available online to showcase sustainable attributes to the campus.


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:

A great deal of information about carpooling, use of Zip Cars, train and bus schedules, bicycle registration, etc., is disseminated electronically to the entire campus community.


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)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

Information is disseminated at student orientations and seminars. Information about recycling and other sustainability efforts is made available electronically, and posters are put up in residence halls.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

Through course curriculum and collaboration with the Sustainability Office, the Communications and Graphic Design majors have created various marketing materials including but not limited to: campaigns, posters, signage, videos, images


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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