Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Allen Bottorff
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Valencia College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Deborah Green
Director of Sustainability
Facilities
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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:

Valencia College has a Sustainability website with multiple pages covering the various aspects of the college's sustainability efforts and ways for faculty, staff, and students to participate.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

We do not have a specific sustainability newsletter, but we have extensive coverage in The Grove, the online employee newsletter. We have an average of two articles per month. The Grove is linked to the sustainability website through an RSS feed. We feel coverage in The Grove is more effective in getting the word out to the larger campus audience than a dedicated newsletter. See the URL below and click on The Grove to the right of the home page. The Sustainability Facebook page is also under development as a paper free way to communicate sustainability news.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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

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Our three LEED Gold buildings on West Campus have signage highlighting the green building features. Information on the green features is included on the Sustainability website.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

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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:

Sustainability walking tours were produced in 2012 for new student orientation. They are posted on the sustainability website. In 2004 a student member of the Environmental Club produced a Plant and Habitat Checklist and an Animal Checklist for West Campus. With updates by that student's club advisor, these checklists are posted on the website.
Monthly nature walks have been initiated on West Campus, and the Director of Sustainability is working with members of Valencia Volunteers and the Horticulture Club to take over leading these walks.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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We provide links on the sustainability website to carpooling options and bus routes to the campuses.


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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:

Our one page front/back flyer (rack card) lists the Top Ten Things that Valencia College is doing for Sustainability on one side and the Top Ten Things that individuals can do on the other side. This is a simplified guide for green living for our students and campus community, while publicizing some of the efforts of the college.


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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)?:
Yes

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:

Valencia College has periodic coverage of sustainability in the online student newspaper, Valencia Voice.


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