Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Phil Valko
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Washington University in St. Louis
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aamna Anwer
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainabilty
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

The Office of Sustainability newsletter is a monthly email featuring news stories, events, and opportunities related to campus and community sustainability efforts. It is coordinated by the Office of Sustainability and is sent to over 6,300 students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Access past newsletters here: https://us2.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=7066ff9764a241168352699e8&id=06a47517e2


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

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

LEED buildings on campus feature certification plaques and often an overview of the building's green attributes. For example, the recently-renovated Bryan Hall will include a permanent signage in the building highlighting the various sustainability features and metrics of the project, including facts about water and energy usage, materials, volatil organic compounds, and more. Another example is Brauer Hall, built in 2010, which has digital signage that highlights green building features. It cycles through the features using a Lucid dashboard framework.

At the beginning of 2018, a 65' by 35' multi touch interactive screen was installed by the entrance of Whispers Cafe (in the Olin Library), a prime location for students on campus. People can explore different aspects of sustainability at WashU: courses, programs, and progress on sustainable goals.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

WashU has a GIS-based sustainability campus tour is available for both the main Danforth Campus as well as the Medical Campus. Additionally, a campus sustainability map was unveiled in spring 2022. Layers show sustainability-related infrastructure (like water bottle filling stations, EV chargers and bike racks).

Customized sustainability tours are given several times a year for local school groups, visitors from peer institutions, donors and alumni. An in-depth sustainability tour is usually part of Staff Day festivities.

For more information:
https://sustainability.wustl.edu/get-involved/campus-sustainability-tours/
https://sustainability.wustl.edu/new-way-to-explore-campus-sustainability/


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

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

The annual Green Cup competition is an exciting program that happens annually in the spring. Its objective is to engage first-year students in energy-saving and sustainable living practices in a fun, competitive environment.

More information: https://sustainability.wustl.edu/green-cup-rescollege-competition-returns/


Additional documentation to support the submission:

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