Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.07
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Lima
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Roger Nimps
Assistant Dean
Dean's Office
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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 (optional):

Ohio State hosts a sustainability webpage that serves as a clearinghouse for identifying sustainability efforts, opportunities, and resources for students, faculty, staff, and the public. This website is available to all Ohio State regional campuses.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

A bi-weekly e-newsletter containing information on campus energy, environment, and sustainability news is sent to 550 faculty and staff. In addition, a bi-weekly e-newsletter with sustainability news for students is sent to 500 students involved in sustainability issues.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

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

The university maintains active Facebook and Twitter accounts which publish photos and stories about campus and regional sustainability efforts.

@osurecyclables (twitter)
@osuenergyandenvironment (twitter)


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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 the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce 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:

A booklet of undergraduate student research projects is published annually. It is for all student research projects that participate in Lima’s Undergraduate Student Research Forum, not just sustainability research. http://lima.osu.edu/students/research/researchForum.php
Research allows you to learn something new, to hone your problem-solving skills, and to challenge yourself in new ways while pursuing your interests. Beyond the classroom, many students at The Ohio State University Lima advance their research skills by assisting on faculty-initiated research which gives them the opportunity to work closely with a leading researcher in a field and learn about issues and methodologies. In every department there are also opportunities for student-initiated research. Students apply concepts learned in the classroom to concrete real-life settings while being mentored by a faculty member who provides resources and time. Benefits of doing research include developing marketable skills, working effectively in a team, demonstrating ability to meet challenges, and complete a project.
There are many opportunities for students to present their work at Ohio State and across the country. Among the most important ones are the Lima Campus Undergraduate Research Forum on the Lima campus and the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum on the Columbus campus. Additionally, there are other venues available for presentation such as meetings and conferences. The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability: http://lima.osu.edu/students/research/


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

Galvin Hall and Reed Hall have water bottle fountains that describe how many bottles the users have saved by refilling water containers.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of the 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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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Ohio State Lima Tecumseh Natural Area has a series of walking paths through the campus’s 200 acres of woods. A map of the walks is available online and in paper form.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

The majority of Ohio State Lima’s students come from the 10-county region around Allen County, but more than 40 Ohio counties are represented in the student body. Ohio State Lima offers a website that helps students form carpools.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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

Not applicable. Ohio State Lima does not have residence halls on campus.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

The Lima Campus has recycling bins with labels and signs throughout campus in all the major buildings. The bins have labels: “RECYCLE. Paper & Plastic & Aluminum & Glass” with the university recycling website: recycle.osu.edu


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