Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.26
Liaison Jennifer deHart
Submission Date March 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Unity College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Stacey Hachey
Administrative Assistant
Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
No

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):
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The website URL for the central sustainability website:
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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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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:

Facebook page for the Office.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

Unity Commons, the student newspaper, launched in 2017. Sustainability topics are a regular inclusion in the publication.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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

Every semester, Unity College organizes an academic conference to highlight student research and creative work. Conference participants routinely present sustainability focused work and the conference is regularly highlighted in regional media. Conference Awards -- including the Sustainability Award -- are announced internally to the entire campus, and documented on the website indicated.


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 :

Residence halls include posted information inside to communicate environmental attributes of building materials, furnishings, and best practices for residents.


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?:
Yes

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

There is a large map on the wall in the main seating area of the college's cafeteria that shows where we purchase local foods from with information about the farms. New signs were rolled out in Spring 2017 in our dining facilities with labels that indicate local, organic, vegetarian, and vegan fare. Signs also indicate if the product was grown on campus as well. Signs are also located above our waste stations indicating what happens to the organics we collect.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

Campus gardens are identified with signs. Wildflower and other landscaped areas managed under our mowing reduction program are also identified with posted signs. Land utilized for the community hunger relief program "Veggies for All" are also indicated with signs and explain the program.


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:

AA series of signs about energy, local foods, gardens, landscaping, the former White House solar collectors, and the barn are located around campus. The map indicates the location of these features.


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?:
No

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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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?:
Yes

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

Revised in 2016, the Green Living Action Plan is provided to RAs and highlighted in residence hall meetings. It is also presented to incoming freshmen at New Student Orientation. The guide emphasizes energy, waste, water, and transportation resources on campus with additional focus on access to natural areas, community engagement, and sustainability programs.


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?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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