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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.11
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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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):

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability website is the hub of the University’s sustainability initiatives, advancing research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The weekly Sustainability Digest e-newsletter announces sustainability-related seminars, meetings, colloquiums, lectures, brown bags, announcements of interest, and job opportunities.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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:

ASU uses a variety of social media platforms to promote sustainability. ASUGreen is the primary twitter handle. Several other accounts on Facebook and Twitter support sustainability including but not limited to Zero Waste, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Poly Community Garden, and more.


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:

ASU does not control the editorial decisions of the student newspaper.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

ASU students participate in a Poster Session twice a year where they present and then their work is cataloged.

The Sustainability Review (TSR) communicates sustainability challenges, developments, and opportunities through reporting, analysis, opinion, and art/visual media. We are an online journal edited and published by graduate students at Arizona State University and hosted by the university’s School of Sustainability.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

Sustainability signage is dispersed across ASU's LEED Certified facilities and other facilities with sustainability attributes. Wrigley Hall has extensive signage and is used frequently as an educational tour resource for the ASU community and visitors.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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:

• ASU's Food Systems Transformation Initiative, a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability (https://sustainability.asu.edu/foodsystems/) that supports the development of more equitable, diverse and resilient food systems at all scales - from local to global- that can adapt to evolving uncertainties and opportunities and enable sustainable societies.
• Spotlight boards that rotate monthly on a different food systems sustainability topics in residential and large retail locations.

http://sundevildining.asu.edu/sustainability
http://cfo.asu.edu/uclub-sustainability
http://engrainedcafe.com/
https://sustainability.asu.edu/foodsystems/
https://www.facebook.com/PolyGardens/


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:

Temporary signs are displayed during our annual Campus Harvest and Date Sales to promote and educate the campus community about our sustainable grounds-keeping practices and activities.


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:

The 1.2-mile sustainability walking tour highlights LEED-certified buildings, solar installations, and a variety of examples that comprise the University's integrated, university-wide approach to sustainability.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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:

Arizona State University encourages students, faculty and staff to use an alternate mode of transportation as often as possible. The University's Parking and Transit Services-Commuter Options program provides a number of transit options for the University community, most of which are free.

ASU provides this guide online.


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:

Bicycle lane directions, biking and public transit, campus shower building locations and more are provided within Commute by Bike page on the web.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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:

ASU's Sustainability Certification Program features a certification in Housing which assists participants in incorporating sustainability in the home, residence hall, or apartment.

University Sustainability Practices in cooperation with Residential Life has developed a residential life manual and training for community assistants to incorporate sustainability education into their programming.


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:

Our prospectus, Sustainability @ ASU, provides an overview of ASU’s efforts to advance sustainability, both across the university and beyond. It serves to illustrate how sustainability underlies our teaching, learning and doing.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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