Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jessa Gagne
Submission Date April 22, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Stonehill College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jessa Gagne
Energy Manager
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
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A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
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 No
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The Campus Sustainability Initiative website consolidates information about sustainability efforts. It includes information on all sustainability related student groups, their current projects and respective contact information. Information about the Green Fund, recently funded projects, and an online application are available via the website. Information to access the building electric meters and solar installation electric meters is available on the website. The College's Sustainability Plan, Annual Report and Environmental Stewardship Council meeting minutes are posted to the webiste.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

- "Green Tip of the Month", a monthly e-newsletter that is sent to all students, faculty and staff
- The "Stall Street Journal", a monthly newsletter posted in each bathroom that includes a section on sustainability


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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

The Sustainability Blog is produced by Stonehill College's Eco-Reps, and is updated at least twice per week. Several student groups such as Food Truth, Enactus, and Students for Environmental Action also maintain their own Facebook and/or Twitter accounts.


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

All recently constructed buildings on campus have been built to high sustainability standards (Shields Science Center), and have prominently displayed signs explaining their green features. There is also a kiosk in the Shields Science Center that displays information about our current solar installations. There is also signage about the solar installations at The Clock Farm, which is has a large field installation and two roof top installations.


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

Signs in Roche Dining Commons highlight local foods and how the locally used foods are reducing our carbon footprint among other benefits. There is also signage about vegetarian and vegan options, the Meatless Monday campaign, and Real Food, which is defined as local, organic or socially just sourced foods.


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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Stonehill College provides a comprehensive guide on its website that includes information on the Skyhawk Shuttle (the Stonehill College shuttle service) and the Zipcar program.


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

The Mindful Living Community is a special interest house on campus comprised of over fifty students that live together and choose to consume less, conserve more, and give back to the community. The three tenets of the Mindful Living mission are environmental action, social action, and community building. Within the Mindful Living Community, there is a Mindful Environmental Action Committee serves to educate the Mindful Living community and Stonehill community about easy ways to be more environmental friendly.

Some ways in which the Mindful Living community contributes to their environmental action mission include composting, recycling redeemable bottles and cans, and organizing campus wide clean-ups in which anyone is able to participate.


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

The College produces an Annual Sustainability report, which is available on the Stonehill Office of Sustainability website. It includes information on all sustainability related events, initiatives, student groups, Green Fund projects, energy and water consumption updates, solar installation updates, and many other sustainability related topics.


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