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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 52.21
Liaison David Husemoller
Submission Date June 7, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

College of Lake County
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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):

CLC's website titled "Green Initiatives" and provides an overview of sustainability at the college. It provides links to the Sustainability Plan and Progress Report. This webpage also lists awards and memberships with various supporting organizations.

The Green Initiatives webpage links to 3 pages outlining efforts of Greening our Campus, Greening our Curriculum, and Greening our Community. A link to the Environmental Action Committee also leads to resources for individuals to Go Green and for additional Conservation Tips.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Sustainable CLC uses Constant Contact to send out regular emails to community partners and to help raise awareness of sustainability efforts at CLC and across the county. These community newsletters are not archived on our website.

CLC has also developed an internal biweekly newsletter called the Sust'y eBlast. Staff and faculty use this newsletter as a forum to share their own stories of how they value sustainability at home, work or in the community. Sust'y eBlasts are not archived on our website.


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:

Sustainable CLC hosts its own Facebook and Twitter accounts. These social media platforms educate students and community members about sustainable activities going on at the college and also provide education about environmental sustainability issues.


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?:
Yes

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

The Chronicle is the student newspaper which frequently offers articles about sustainability efforts at CLC.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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 :

CLC is in the process of developing its Sustainability Trail, which features buildings designed to LEED Silver and Platinum standards. The Campus Core opened in the Fall of 2016 and the Science Building is opening Spring 2017. Signage from the Sustainability Trail will highlight geothermal energy systems, rain greywater systems, solar thermal and pv systems, LED lighting, among others.


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:

CLC offers food grown on its campus farm in the cafe. A special sign appears in the cafe when food items contain ingredients that were grown right on campus. CLC's Horticulture Department provides information to students and community members about local food production and the campus farm market.


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:

CLC is in the process of developing its Sustainability Trail, which features the prairie and wetland restoration areas, bioswales in parking lots, the arboretum, and campus farm. Native plants are being incorporated into regularly landscaped gardens to provide biodiversity and to help protect our air, water, and soil.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

CLC is developing its Sustainability Trail with interpretive signage along a winding through energy efficient efficient buildings and restored natural landscapes. Stops on this trail include the geothermal fields, prairie and wetland restoration areas, the campus farm, arboretum, apiary, living wall, green roof, and several sustainable features.


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:

CLC offers resources for students, faculty and staff to find alternatives to driving alone to CLC. CLC serves as the western hub for Pace Suburban Bus services.


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:

CLC has been working with the Village of Grayslake and the Lake County Div. of Transportation to enhance other alternative means for transportation, with multi-use trail connections to Lake County's regional network of trails.


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:

The Environmental Action Committee has developed webpages including Resources for Going Green and Conservation Tips. These resources benefit residents of Lake County who may be looking for ways to incorporate more sustainable practices at home.


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?:
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A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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