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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 Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date March 16, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Beloit College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
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 Yes
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 Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation No
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
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:

The Beloit College Sustainability website serves as a central location for sustainability resources for students, staff and faculty who are seeking information regarding the college's sustainability initiatives.


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:

The Beloit Sustainability Facebook page is a resource for readers to receive updates about sustainability efforts at Beloit College, informative articles, and useful information on sustainability.


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:
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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 :

Visitors to Beloit College's new Center for the Sciences can learn more about the College's premiere academic facility by walking a self-guided tour that brings the innovative design and construction into sharp focus. Produced by graduating senior Connor Donahue '09, the tour is presented in a six-page booklet that follows 16 plaques stationed throughout the building's four floors. Each station highlights a specific "green" feature of the center that can be experienced from that particular vantage-point.


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

The main cafeteria on campus provides monthly slip sheets for different types of information including but not limited to:
food-based wellbeing topics based on nutritional values in specific food groups;
purchasing initiatives for "Real Food" by Bon Appetit; and
other food related information such as meanings of organic, vegan, and understanding impacts of specific chemicals/hormones in foods.


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:

The Oak Savanna near the Science Center, has signage regarding the native plants and the process of restoring the Oak Savanna.


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:

The Beloit College Sustainability map highlights various sustainability initiatives and sustainability aspects of the college.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for 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:
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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):

The Sustainability Office created a compact brochure outlining the resources available for students to become involved in and experience sustainability on campus, through building and natural spaces, student clubs and organizations, and College programs. The brochure is intended for prospective student fairs.


The website URL for this material (1st material):
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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):

The Office of Sustainability created recycling signs that are posted up around campus next to every recycling and trash bin to promote what can and cannot be recycled at Beloit College.


The website URL for this material (2nd material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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

The Office of Sustainability created signs that are posted in bathroom stalls that underwent renovation of 3.5 gallon per flush toilets to the replacement models of 1.28 gallon per flush toilets. Currently these signs are in two buildings, but as the College replaces more outdated toilets, the Office of Sustainability will post more signs to help people understand the impacts of newer technology.


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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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