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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 Bronze
Overall Score 29.52
Liaison Stephen Pepper
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Illinois Institute of Technology
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephen Pepper
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability
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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):

IIT has a sustainability website at www.iit.edu/sustainability that links to the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) and the Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability (OCES). Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research designed, developed, and maintains a website housing all information related to energy and sustainability research and education programs at IIT (www.wiser.iit.edu) The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability website (www.iit.edu/campus_sustainability) houses campus energy and sustainability initiatives and activities.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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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:

The Facebook page for the Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability is at https://www.facebook.com/IITCampusSustainability and is used to disseminate information about sustainability efforts on campus. This is one of the ways the office promotes our monthly forums, various initiatives on campus, and the work of sustainability related student organizations and projects.


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?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Undergraduate student participation in interprofessional projects (IPRO) in the areas of sustainability and energy are described on IIT IPRO website.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Restrooms with dual flush toilets have information posted on those systems. Many recycling containers have signs containing information about which items are recycled in which containers. LEED certified buildings have certification plaques.


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:

Sustainability related signage changes over time, highlighting various dining programs and sustainable food choices. One recent signage campaign promoted the reusable food container program in The Commons dining hall, which allows diners to get take-out meals in returnable containers instead of disposable ones.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability has created a walking map that displays the and gives a description of many sustainability related locations on campus. These include renewable energy locations such as the on-campus wind turbine and solar installations, LEED certified buildings, access to public transportation and bike share systems, and recycling stations.


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:

The Transportation Information website gives clear directions to anyone coming to the Mies Campus using public transportation, the Metra transit system, and bicycles.


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:

IIT has made educational videos for bicyclists on campus.


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?:
No

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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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

IIT Magazine is the alumni magazine of Illinois Institute of Technology. It is published three times each year, and heavily features sustainability related content.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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.