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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jeff Johnson
Submission Date March 6, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Miami University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired David Prytherch
Associate Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Department of Geography
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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:

Miami University has a sustainability web site that consolidates information about institutional commitments and goals, policies, and studies; sustainability in the classroom and research; operational initiatives; engagement opportunities; and events.


The website URL for the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

A "Green Happenings" newsletter is published quarterly for distribution primarily to our staff and faculty "Sustainability Champions."


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have 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:

The main sustainability web site includes information on student research.


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?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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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 grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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Does the institution have 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 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:

Information about Miami's transit system and ride sharing, as well as the benefits of walking and biking is now available on our Parking and Transportation Services website.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
Does the institution have a guide for green living and 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 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 regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

There is no dedicated column or beat reporter, but The Miami Student provides regular news coverage, editorials, and other information regarding sustainability initiatives. Sustainability stories appear on average once every two weeks.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Miami University has a sustainability Facebook page.


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Miami University has a sustainability Twitter feed.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Miami University faculty in the Journalism program have organized a student on-line publication called "GreenHawks" dedicated to environmental reporting.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The website of the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability contains information on academic opportunities and events related to sustainability.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The Physical Facilities Department and student "Green Team" members collaborated to create a new Miami Zero website to highlight waste reduction efforts, including information on pilots (composting, single stream recycling), real-time electric consumption in residence halls, results of recycling inspections, and additional information.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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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.