Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.15
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

University at Albany
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aaliyah Johnson
Communications Manager
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
The Office of Sustainability releases a Sustainability Bulletin on a seasonal basis during the academic year. The Bulletins contain information about how sustainability is integrated in curriculum, operations, research and engagement. It also has information about programs and events that occurred in the recent month and planned activities in the near future. In addition, it lists how students, faculty and staff can get involved, answer commonly asked questions about sustainable practices on campus and features a sustainability alumni.

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
Signage in the Buildings - There are signs in the buildings next to the elevators that encourage students, faculty and staff to save energy and take the stairs instead of the elevators.

Slideshow in the Campus Center - There are two TV's in the campus center that run a slide show which provides tips and facts about campus sustainability as well as highlight sustainable features of the building

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Elements of sustainability have been embeded in the opening video and walking tour of campus. Items highlighted include: our alternative mobility options (CDPHP bikes, Zipcar and Free buses), composting in the dining halls, solar panels on our rooftops, buildings that have received environmental designation (LEED) and harvesting rainwater in our campus pond to water our fields and recirculate water in our fountains.

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
The Office of Sustainability Eco-Reps that are also resident assistants. They distribute our green and sustainable information to students on campus. Eco-Reps also gives out information to residents and students on how to be more sustainable on campus and in their on-campus living area

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
One of the more populated areas on campus is our lecture centers. Numerous classes are held in this classroom area each day and are also the site of our large lecture classes. There are several glass encased bulletin boards placed around the area that are reserved for various offices. One of the bulletin boards has been designated for sustainability info. A photo of the board and its placement outside LC 7, a classroom that holds 490 students, is included in the additional documentation section.

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