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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.

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Liaison Sarah Wald
Submission Date Nov. 16, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Drew University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christina Notas
Sustainability Coordinator
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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

Drew University has a central sustainability website which is easily accessed from the Drew University homepage. The website lists different ways Drew students can live more sustainably by engaging in recycling, participating in student groups, attending events, or developing other "green" habits.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Currently, campus-wide emails are sent out each week informing students of sustainability highlights on campus, such as research talks or job panels. These emails also promote green tips and event results such as RecycleMania. A sustainability newsletter is also in the process of being created which will emphasize ways Drew in which the college is increasing its sustainability and environmental awareness.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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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 :

In McLendon, Drew University's new LEED certified dorm, students and guests are greeted by a touch screen monitor displaying several sustainability related statistics for the day, including electricity, water, and heating usage. In addition, signs are now being used to promote Drew's shift to single stream recycling.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

In the various eating facilities on campus, several different signs are present informing students about the steps taken to make the food systems at Drew more sustainable. Brochures and signs promoting sustainable eating habits are present in the Dining Halls. Also, there is labeling of foods that are locally produced or harvested in a sustainable way. Another example is signage promoting fair trade in front of Drew's BC Cafe. Other ways in which students can "eat green" are seen in various signs and on the dining services website.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

Drew offers information on sustainable transportation options accessible to all students via Drew's website. This includes information on mass transit options and Drew's Zipcar program.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Drew offers information on sustainable living practices that can be implemented by all students in their residence halls as well as at home. This information is offered on a website which is accessible to all students.


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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

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.