Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.06
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date June 15, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Western Technical College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Joshua Housel
Sustainability Intern
Sustainability
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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 No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability No
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
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 Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience No
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:

Western Technical College has setup a website specifically for sustainability. The website provides all the information on what Western Technical College is currently doing to further sustainability. The site also provides information on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle by offering tips on reducing an individual's ecological footprint.
***NOTE: The college underwent a website revitalization project since it began its STARS submission. As of 8/11/2017, the Sustainability section is in the process of migrating from the old to new servers. The URL listed below will link to the NEW webpage and should be active by September 1, 2018.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:
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The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Each building at Western Technical College hangs a sign which exhibits the building's L.E.E.D. rating. There are also signage which explains the various living lab areas within the Integrated Technology Center.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

The dinning hall provides signage for the products that are certified organic as well as products which have been locally sourced. In addition, the sustainability website showcases brochures go in depth about the importance of nutrition and a closer look at the locally sourced products.


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:

Western Technical College displays several signs close to the Green Wall, Green Roof, Permeable paver courtyard, and the rain garden. These signs explain what the sustainable landscaping strategy and how it contributes to sustainability.


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:

Western has a list of commuting options in the La Crosse area listed on its green website. It also promotes the Wisconsin Rideshare program on this site.

***NOTE: The college underwent a website revitalization project since it began its STARS
submission. As of 8/11/2017, the Sustainability section is in the process of migrating from the old to new servers. The URL listed below will link to the NEW webpage and should be active by September 1, 2018.


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:

Western Technical College's Sustainability website showcases links that support sustainable commuting options. From the website there there is a section which provides detailed maps of bicycle paths all around the area. This section also provides useful tips such as where to find showers and free towels after your commute, and safety procedures.

***NOTE: The college underwent a website revitalization project since it began its STARS
submission. As of 8/11/2017, the Sustainability section is in the process of migrating from the old to new servers. The URL listed below will link to the NEW webpage and should be active by September 1, 2018.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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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:
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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):

Throughout the year flyers are posted around campus that reminds students of any sustainability tips or initiatives that the institution is currently promoting that month.


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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):

Western Technical College dedicates 3 case display to themed to sustainability. The case showcases awards in sustainability Western has received. The case is also used to promote recycling and energy conservation with facts and tips about conservation.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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