Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.64
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date July 31, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Temple University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kathleen Grady
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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 Yes
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 No
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 Yes
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:

Temple University has a central sustainability website that consolidates information about its sustainability efforts. The website address is: http://www.temple.edu/sustainability.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
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:

The Office of Sustainability utilizes Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest that focuses specifically on campus sustainability:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Temple-University-Office-of-Sustainability/151939120759
https://twitter.com/templeecoowls
http://www.pinterest.com/templeecoowls/


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

We use the sustainability website to disseminate info on student research.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

The university has installed or will be installing educational signage in the following new buildings pending LEED certification: Architecture, Pearson McGonigle, Science Education Research Center.

Education signage has also been installed to highlight bird strike mitigation strategies at two campus buildings.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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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:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL 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:

The sustainability website provides information on sustainable transportation options. The Office of Sustainability also offers urban riding basics courses and fix-a-flat courses for bicycle commuters.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

Bike Temple is a University-wide program to promote bicycle use by the Temple community. We want more people to travel on a bike and to do so safely and to build a great bike culture at Temple.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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 Temple News is the main student newspaper. Toby Forstarter is the regular columnist about green living. Additionally, the Office of Sustainability is in frequent contact with the Living editor with regard to features on sustainability initiatives on campus. http://temple-news.com/author/tobyforstater/


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

The Office of Sustainability is active on twitter to engage with students. We have hired an intern to run our social media presence.


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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 Office of Sustainability is active on facebook to engage with students.


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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):

The Office of Sustainability is active on pinterest to engage with students.


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