Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.09
Liaison Clara Fang
Submission Date May 14, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Towson University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Clara Fang
Sustainability Manager
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:

Towson's Go Green website provides information about campus sustainability, sustainability in education, how students can get involved, and sustainability planning.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

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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:

Students in the Environmental Science and Studies Program take a senior seminar to complete their major where they work on a project exploring campus or local community sustainability. The reports are published at Towson's Environmental Science and Studies website and Go Green website.


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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:

There is an online brochure, a website, and signs in the dining halls.


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

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

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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:

The Parking and Transportation Services Office website encourages community members to utilize alternative methods of transportation. It includes information about shuttle services, carpooling, the Maryland Transit Association, Zipcar, and other methods of public transportation. A print brochure is also available from the Transportation office.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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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

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

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Towson Goes Green Facebook page


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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:

TU Goes Green Twitter


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