Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sue Fassler
Sustainable Facilities Manager
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

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

The Sustainability Division manages the ESF Sustainability Facebook account and also posts information as needed on the College's daily Campus News internal email publication.


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

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

Signage has been installed at the following locations on campus: Illick rain garden, Gateway Center green roof, no mow zones, Moon Library flexi-pave walkways, and Baker Lab solar panels.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

ESF's Admissions Office produces a comprehensive Campus Tour Manual for Student Ambassadors and Tour Guides. The target audience for these tours are prospective students and their families. The Manual features many sustainable features on campus, such as:

- Gateway Center: LEED Platinum, green roof, solar panels, natural ventilation, radiant floor heating, lighting occupancy sensors, natural day lighting, triple paned glass windows, recycled materials, rain gardens and combined heat and power system
- Walters Hall: green roof and PV panels
- Baker Lab: solar PV system, recycled building materials, natural lighting, stormwater recover system

The Sustainability Division intends to expand upon this list and create a virtual sustainability walking tour during 2021.

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

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

ESF student sustainability interns created a number of Off Campus Green Living Guides during 2019. These guides feature information about sustainable transportation, opportunities to eat at restaurants that source local ingredients, how to transition to a low waste lifestyle, environmental justice and more. See compiled guide below in the Optional Fields file section.

The College is in the process of renewing is website. The Sustainability Division website has been completely overhauled during this process. It is anticipated that the new site will go live in mid 2021. The Green Living Guides will be featured in the Get Involved On Campus and Off Campus sections of the website

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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