|Submission Date||March 4, 2021|
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications
|2.00 / 2.00||
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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 sustainability news letter is sent out frequently to its mailing list. The mailing list consists of member of the Vassar community, including students, faculty, and staff. Anyone may opt to receive the letter via the Sustainability website. It contains highlights from the website, upcoming sustainability events, distinct ways to get involved and updates from the College Committee on Sustainability. It is published by the Sustainability Office.
Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
Sustainability features are highlighted in a number of places across campus including signs in sustainable academic buildings describing their benefits, information about food sourcing and vegetarian option in dining halls, and information on bottle filling stations about their benefits.
Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
The campus arboretum is available with a map and guide, available online here: https://arborscope.com/mapDisplay.cfm?inventory=Manage&id=08CCC6C7§ion=Map%20Display
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:
Each year, Freshmen are sent a note from the Sustainability Office detailing the different sustainability efforts of the college and suggesting ways that they can become involved. Suggestions range from efficient light bulbs and appliances to minimizing packaging and boxes for transporting their belongings. Sustainability programming has also been increasingly incorporated into Freshman orientation programming, with an emphasis on recycling in the dorms and reducing waste.
A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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