Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Diane Fout
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Transylvania University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Samuel Crankshaw
Student Sustainability Coordinator
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 No
Building signage that highlights green building features No
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 Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation No
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 No

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The sustainability website provides insight into Transylvania's sustainability efforts. Information on gardens, student involvement, climate action, transportation and other initiatives is available. Links to the sustainability framework and climate action plan are provided.


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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:

Transy Bikes! utilizes a Facebook page to promote events and local cycling-related information. Transy Bikes! is also launching a Twitter account. Sustainability has a Facebook page that is used to promote events and information.


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

Coming soon. . .


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

Sodexo, our dining services provider, has signs that indicate what food is produced locally and ways that diners can reduce water consumption and food waste in the cafeteria.


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:

Transylvania's rain garden and native butterfly garden, both of which feature local plants, have signage designed and painted by a student. Information includes growing conditions and ecosystem benefits that the plants provide. The rain garden also has a traditional interpretive sign (like you'd find at an arboretum or zoo) with general information about rain gardens and related benefits, along with information on the plants.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A sustainable walking tour brochure was developed and is available through the campus center year-round. This brochure is also distributed at events with high off-campus participation such as parent weekend and prospective student fairs.


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

Lexington bike maps are available at several locations around campus. Additionally, students are encouraged to stop by the shop for help identifying best routes.


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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:

Sustainability issues are commonly covered in the student newspaper by various reporters. Topics range widely, including sustainable food practices, transportation, coverage of sustainability events, and more.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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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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