Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date Aug. 27, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elias Frantz
Sustainability Assistant
VCU Office of Sustainability
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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 VCU Sustainability Instagram and Facebook pages provide tips on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle, volunteer opportunities, conversations with local environmental stakeholders and groups, giveaways, student engagement, info on all things environmental happening in the world, and more.
URL: https://www.instagram.com/vcusustainability/
URL: https://www.facebook.com/vcusustainability

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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

There is signage in all LEED buildings that highlight individual green features as well as the LEED rating. There are 27 signs alone at the Cary Street Gym that touch on everything from land preservation, to water efficiency, to recycled materials used in building construction.

URL: https://sustainability.vcu.edu/campus/buildings/leed-buildings/

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The VCU Green Map is a Sustainability Walking Map that highlights sustainable assets, including buildings, food, open space and surrounding commercial entities.

URL: https://sustainability.vcu.edu/operations/green-map/

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 Think Green: Guide to Green Living was created to provide the VCU community with resources that could aid in everyday life, from water consumption to waste reduction. Every action we take has a consequence that can easily be reduced. This guide provides easy tips for making small lifestyle adjustments that will lessen your personal ecological footprint, and therefore reduce the campus footprint as a whole.

URL: https://sustainability.vcu.edu/media/sustainability/documents/Green-Guide-2018.pdf

The Saving Green & Going Green Cookbook is a document of recipes put together for students that are budget-friendly, low impact, dorm friendly, and sustainable. Curated to be quick and easy for students that get caught up with school, work, and extracurriculars.

URL: https://sustainability.vcu.edu/media/sustainability/documents/Saving-Green-Going-Green-web.pdf

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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