Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sterling College (VT)
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Feuerstein
Director of Communications
Communications
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability No
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation No
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience No
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Sterling has a page on its main website dedicated to sustainability that includes some basic information regarding Sterling's sustainability initiatives.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:
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The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

All Senior Applied Research Projects completed by Sterling students are included in a specific section in the Brown Library.


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

We have a number of kiosks around campus highlight green building features, including: solar panels, greenhouse additions, conservation efforts, and more.


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

Sterling College completed the "Real Food Challenge" and displayed this information, in addition to a detailed map and other signage, in the dining hall on campus.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

There is signage that describes and promotes Sterling's sustainable ground use, particularly as it relates to the Farm and Gardens on campus but also through our research area, the Cedar Swamp.


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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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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:

The Expeditioner, an alumni and student's e-newsletter, consistently includes topics related to sustainability at Sterling.


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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

The Common Voice is a publication that goes out twice a year to all alumni, friends, Trustees, supporters, and student families of the College. It regularly covers sustainability news on campus from the previous six months, such as: research from the watersheds class, a report on the Warblers and Wildflowers conference held on campus, being ranked #1 in "real food" by the Real Food Challenge, and more.


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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 (2nd material):

The Sterling College view book is sent to all prospective students and discusses looking at the liberal arts through the lens of ecology, how we have one of the nation's first collegiate sustainable agriculture programs, and how our campus is a living system that supports our community and our educational mission.


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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 (3rd material):

Sterling College highlights an alumni profile once a month, and talks to that alumnus/alumna about how his or her work makes a difference for the environment, and what environmental stewardship means.


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