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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 54.45
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Haverford College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jesse Lytle
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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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):

Our central sustainability website contains information on plans, reporting, and existing and developing environmental initiatives.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The College utilizes the Haverford College Arboretum as an outreach vehicle to discuss sustainability initiatives relating to the campus and its trees in particular, as well as general information about sustainable landscape practice.


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:

We have a Facebook page for Greening Haverford and CER members frequently use Facebook to advertise events and updates. There is also a Twitter account for the campus farm that is used to advertise general sustainable initiatives.


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:

There are four general reporters who often cover different facets of environmental/sustainability for the Clerk and the Bi-Co News. Sustainability is a regular topic covered.


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 :

All LEED certified buildings on campus have the LEED seal that alerts visitors.
Additionally all buildings contain signs above lights and trash/recycling receptacles to inform users how to conserve.
A more in depth architectural tour is located online through the campus sustainability map.


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

We have extensive signage about food sourcing, ingredients, and composting in our dining center.


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?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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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:

All new employees receive information about sustainable commuting options


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

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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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:

A flyer distributed to freshman (and upper class students) contains information about where batteries and printer cartridges can be recycled, what materials can be recycled. How to get to the energy dashboard and monitor electricity usage. Encouraged to take shorter showers. Pertinent websites.


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:

The College leverages its Sustainability Strategic Plan to generate campus fluency in sustainability priorities; the Council on Sustainability and Social Responsibility that stewards the plan also reports regularly to the community.

The Haverford alumni magazine foregrounds sustainability regularly to disseminated ideas and values into the alumni body as well as generate support for campus projects.


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