Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date April 26, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Claire Dunn
Director of Communications
Communications
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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 ESF sustainability website lists the institution's Climate Action Plan, Sustainability Plan, sustainability news and events, and information about sustainability initiatives currently in place.


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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

“SUNY-ESF Alumni News,” a seasonal publication, publishes a column called “ESF Graduate Student Research” that, through the nature of our college-wide focus on the environment, always features projects related to or focused on sustainability.


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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 :

ESF has signage about the following green building initiatives: a rain garden, green roof, a fuel cell and flexi-pave walkways.


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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?:
No

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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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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:

ESF has regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper called “The Knothole - Student Life and the Environment.” The regular column related to sustainability is called “Think Globally, Act Locally.”


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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:

A kiosk that broadcasts ESF’s sustainability initiatives is on display in the Bray Hall, the main administrative building on campus. The interactive display allows visitors to play movies and find out more information about ESF’s biodiesel program, the ESF sustainability plan, and the de-lamping project by clicking on projects from the main menu.


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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:

ESF, in collaboration with YNN news, has a “Going Green” video series devoted to environmental problem solving that airs on Time Warner Cable’s news channels. The show, which is broadcasted every Monday, discusses environmental topics such as affordable green housing, alternative fuels, anaerobic digesters, biomass, brown fields, de-lamping, energy auditing and geothermal heating. In total, 109 episodes have been aired.


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

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“ESF Magazine,” a seasonal publication that is available in the main administration building for visitors, regularly features student sustainability research projects.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

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ESF places posters of student and faculty research related to sustainability throughout the hallways of its classroom buildings.


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