Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.23
Liaison Kerry Case
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Westminster College - Utah
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kerry Case
Environmental Center Director
Environmental Center
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

This site includes information about STARS and climate neutrality, along other sustainability information.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

NA


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

The Environmental Center Facebook page is a social media hub for all things sustainable happening on campus. The Environmental Center also has an Instagram account with photographs of students participating in sustainable activities and announcing upcoming events.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

NA


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

The LEED Platinum Meldrum Science Center includes both printed signs and interactive touch screens that provide detailed information about the building's sustainable features, as well as sustainability on campus as a whole.

Westminster's grounds also feature signs highlighting sustainable landscape features.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

The Shaw Center cafeteria, managed by Bon Appetit, includes signage and brochures on organic, local, and GMO-free food, and the food provider's sustainability efforts. The Sustainability Fellows also recently pushed a campaign to increase sustainable eating practices which involved tabling and stickers.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

As part of the campus demonstration gardens, there are numerous signs describing the importance of sustainable grounds-keeping strategies, such as native plants, xeriscaping, and water catchment.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

There is a sustainability walk which shows the different sustainable and environmental features on campus, including the organic garden and emigration creek.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:

The Environmental Center website provides detailed information about transit, electric car charging stations, ridesharing, cycling, and other forms of alternative transportation.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

The Westminster Bike Collective provides resources and information for bicyclists, including maps and parking locations.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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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 incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

EcoReps are paid student employees who provide a sustainability resource for residents. The college also offers a green living floor in one residence hall.

The Green Grade Quiz also focuses on green living on campus and is sent to all residential students once each year. It gives students a score and provides feedback on sustainability areas where they are doing well and/or need improvement. Link to quiz: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5TJYLF


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

Environmental Justice Coordinator and Environmental Arts Coordinator produced and distributed a climate justice zine explaining the basic concepts related to the topic. The zine was so popular it is not in its third printing and is being used by at least one educator off campus.


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