Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.66
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Wells College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The website for the Center for Sustainability and the Environment is the repository for information about Wells College's sustainability efforts in curricular and research areas, in campus operations, and campus and community outreach efforts.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The WellSpring newsletter is a quarterly newsletter offering information of general campus interest about sustainability matters, as well as specific content in the areas of curriculum, operations, and outreach. The PDF version of the newsletter can be accessed from the Sustainability home page.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

Wells Center for Sustainability and the Environment FACEBOOK page provides information about Center activities as well as general campus sustainability news.

WellsSust Center TWITTER feed (https://twitter.com/WellsSustCenter)


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Each semester, the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Services hosts an Internship Fair, for which all interns from the semester (or summer or winter intercession) semester prepare a poster and are on hand to answer questions. Many of these internships and research projects are related to sustainability (and if so, are also highlighted in the WellSpring sustainability newsletter). In addition, the Long Library archives student senior thesis papers.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

In the newly-renovated Zabriskie Hall, the Center for Sustainability and the Environment provides information in its sustainability classroom (that is used for other classes and is the destination for campus tours), we have posted information about the sustainability features of the project.


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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

In our dining hall dish room, we have signage that clearly identifies how to separate compostable food waste from landfill trash from recyclable materials from reusable serviceware. In addition, there are labels on the sneezeguard over each pan in the entree/sides cases that identify whether a food is vegetarian or vegan.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

In Summer/Fall 2015, to support educational activities during our annual Peachtown Native American Festival, along a public walkway, we created a special Three Sisters Planting demonstration (commingled corn, beans and squash plants, as per indigenous Iroquois gardening practice) and we labeled the planting with informational signage about the demonstration. We also provided individual plant labels in a newly developed herb garden.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Wells College is in the village of Aurora which does not have transit service available.
Wells College offers shuttle van service from campus to Ithaca and Auburn for shopping and to connect to bus and airline service. Students can utilize the shuttle service for free, but have to proactively reserve their ride.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

We created a guide for resident students on how to live more sustainably.


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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:

We do not have a student newspaper.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

We create monthly Installment mini-newsletters that we place inside bathroom stalls to convey sustainability-related news and information.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

We have standardized labeling for our trash/commingled recycling stations.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

We provide informational signage for all PC computer labs on campus about energy conservation and placing equipment into SLEEP mode after use.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (4th material):

We have customized Be EnergyWISE lightswitch reminder cards, to encourage energy conservation through turning out lights when leaving a space.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (5th material):

We have customized Be WaterWISE water saving reminder cards in bathrooms, to encourage water conservation.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
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