Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Leah Ceperley
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Dayton
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kurt Hoffmann
Environmental 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:

The sustainability website includes information about campus sustainability initiatives and successes, links and suggestions for living sustainably on campus, campus practices for energy conservation, and instructions for contacting the Sustainability Manager with questions and suggestions. The site has been operational since 2008, and is currently undergoing a redesign to align it with new university-wide branding guidelines.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The SEE Initiative (Sustainability Energy and Environment) is a program encompassing an undergraduate sustainability minor, a program of speakers and events on sustainability, and a consortium of faculty from different disciplines that guide research and independent study related to sustainability. The SEE Initiative sends an e-newsletter that is available to all faculty, staff and students.


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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:

Student research on sustainability is disseminated during the Stander symposium in April of each year. Additionally, at the end of each semester there is a poster session for all SEE related courses in which students are doing research projects.


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

There is a sustainability self-guided tour in our newest building which is LEED Gold certified. The tour highlights sustainable features throughout the structure and includes a map with more information about each feature.


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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:

Signage, brochures and table tents were designed for educating the campus community about our composting program and reusable mug and bottle options.


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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A student-created "tree trail" exists on campus which guides visitors through our campus and provides information about the different species of tree present.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
No

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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

The University of Dayton Green Guide includes information about the university's efforts toward sustainability, and a wealth of suggestions and information about how to live and work sustainably on campus.


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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):
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