Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.83
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2023

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 Delaney Demro
Sustainability Planning & Institutional Alignment Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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 Office of Sustainability manages the ESF Sustainability Instagram and Facebook accounts. These accounts feature event announcements, celebrate sustainable actions by students, faculty, and staff, and share tips on living sustainably. The main ESF Instagram account celebrates sustainable actions by students, faculty, and staff each week as part of “Sustainability Saturdays.” Exemplary students are also featured each week as part of “Mighty Oak Mondays”
See the links below to view these pages and examples of content shared.

The Office of Sustainability also has a permanent place in the Alumni E-News newsletter. The Office shares key sustainability programming announcements with campus through Campus News and provides sustainability updates with alumni in the E-News newsletter.

The Office also operates the ESF Sustainability ListServ. This listserv is primarily used to share job opportunities, webinars, conferences, and highlight other student's work at the College. This listserv is shared with our student employees and sustainability-related club leaders. In the future, the Office may expand the scope of this listerv to act as a newsletter about sustainable events and opportunities on and off campus with an expanded audience to include faculty and staff.

Office of Sustainability Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esfsustainability/
Office of Sustainability Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ESFSustainability

SUNY ESF Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suny.esf/
SUNY ESF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunyesf/
SUNY ESF Twitter: https://twitter.com/sunyesf?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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, Baker Lab solar panels, pollinator habitat and Monarch Waystation for Bray planting, Northern Hardwood Forest ecosystem demonstration area, and ESF’s Robin Hood oak. These signs explain the environmental benefits of these features and where technology or design is involved, how these systems work is also explained.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

ESF’s Virtual Sustainability Tour guides users through the sustainable features and operations at the Syracuse campus. The target audience for this tour are prospective and current students, faculty, and staff, and the general public. The tour is organized by campus buildings and users are provided with an overview of the building's sustainable features and then led to a building-specific tour to learn more about these. This tour can be found on the Sustainability at ESF homepage, but the direct link to the tour is provided below.

In addition to this virtual tour, ESF’s Admissions Office produced a comprehensive Campus Tour Manual for Student 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, stormmwater recover system

Sustainability Tour: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/5758bb69824a49db948c602acddfc484

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:

As part of the EcoReps residential, peer-to-peer education program, each month the EcoReps prepare sustainable living guides on different topics. Last Fall (2022), the EcoReps prepared guides about sustainable transportation options in and to/from Syracuse, sustainable foods including sustainable dining and grocery options in Syracuse, composting, low-waste dorm living, and sustainable holiday guides. The holiday guides include Halloween, Thanksgiving, and winter holidays including New Years, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas.

These guides can be found on the EcoReps page of the ESF Sustainability website and here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UtacGMNJDVblXB04AOOYZ8dBzQ1emGyT?usp=share_link

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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