Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Molly Johnson
Submission Date Aug. 17, 2011
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STARS v1.0

The New School
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Gwen Kilvert
Assistant Director for Sustainability & Energy Management
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The New School's Office for Sustainability maintains a website that aggregates information about current environmental projects and practices on campus as well as outreach and education efforts on topics that address sustainability issues.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The New School Green Fund provides financial support for projects as well as student research each year. The Green Fund 2010 Library Archive of research presentations (as well as projects) was posted online in FY11 (and each funding cycle will be posted thereafter). All awardees, including student researchers, must present their work at an event and develop documentation for the library.

http://newschool.edu/sustainability/subpage.aspx?id=63661


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

The New School's food service provider, Chartwells, posts signs at all dining locations, highlighting food that is sourced locally and when available: eggs that are cage-free, coffee that is fair-trade certified, seafood that is responsibly sourced based on the Sustainable Ocean Partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, milk that is rBGH free and meat that is produced without the routine use of antibiotics. There are also signs informing students that all utensils, plates and cups are compostable, how to separate waste at each location into landfill, recycling and compost bins, and about discounts for bringing a reusable coffee mug.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

The New School does not maintain significant grounds.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

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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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

A bicycle pamphlet and map with bicycle racks, shops and resources has been produced to encourage the use of bicycles for students, staff and faculty. This will be available to the university community in Fall 2011.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

The New School's "Little Green Book" was developed by the Office for Student Housing and Facilities Management. This wiki guide is divided up into sections that reflect everyday life for continuing students and first-time freshmen living in the university's residences, from moving to and living in New York City to cooking. New students receive the link at the start of the year.


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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
No

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 New School Free Press has been approached about a regular column. To date, no column exists.


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:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The New School Climate Action Plan is publicly available and outlines goals for greenhouse gas emission reductions in the short and long term.


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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:

The New School Office for Sustainability utilizes social media to inform students about projects the department is working on, events and news. Over 9,000 people follow the university's Facebook page and over 10,000 follow the university's tweets.

http://www.facebook.com/thenewschool
http://twitter.com/#!/thenewschool


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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:

The New School's blog, New School News, also posts regular announcements on campus events and news pertaining to sustainability.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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