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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 47.40
Liaison Havina Georgieva
Submission Date April 4, 2017
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STARS v2.1

FIE: Foundation for International Education
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 2.00 Mieke Berg
Director of Residence Life
Residence Life
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Bicycle racks are available for faculty, staff and students at FIE's two administrative buildings, Foundation House and Metrogate House.

Additionally, shower facilities are available for staff at Metrogate House; there is 24/4 access.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

At both FIE's administrative buildings, two bicycle racks are located in the external basement area (four total). Residential (live-in) staff can make arrangements with our Facilities Team for storage of bikes over winter if they are not in use.


Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

Not Applicable


Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Transport for London, in partnership with Santander Bank, runs a bike rental scheme, renting bikes across London and starting at £2.00 per rental. This is available to all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Many docking stations are located near to not only FIE's administrative buildings but also its residence halls and many of its internship sites. More information can be found via the Transport for London website: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/santander-cycles.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
No

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

Not applicable as we do not have a campus.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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Does the institution participate in a car sharing program, such as a commercial car-sharing program, one administered by the institution, or one administered by a regional organization?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Staff can arrange to work from home during days where industrial action (strikes) may impact the availability of public transport on trains or the Underground in order to reduce the use of taxis or cars.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

FIE is supportive of alternative working practices in support of our sustainability values. Employees that rely on public transportation work from home during days these methods are restricted or unavailable (such as during industrial action). One colleague works from home two out of five days in order to lessen her commute, thus saving approximately 8 hours' commuting per week.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
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Does the institution employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
No

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.