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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 Stephenie Presseller
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Moraine Valley Community College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephenie Presseller
Sustainability Manager
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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The sustainability website includes a welcome from the President, an overview of What's Green at Moraine Valley, how to get involved, recycling procedures and green class listings. The website is constantly under-review and is currently being overhauled to be more user-friendly.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have 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:

not applicable


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?:
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?:
Yes

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

Signage about vegan options and recycled content in service-ware (napkins), as well as signage asking patrons to choose China over plastic or foam for dining in.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

Signs displaying native species names as well as a designation for a rain garden and naturally preserved nature study area.


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 on the Student Life and Sustainability Websites about public transportation, bike safety and carpooling through Moraine Valley's own Cy-Rides carpooling matching interface.


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:

Not applicable. No residence halls.


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:

The student newspaper, Glacier, has assigned a student reporter to cover sustainability and green initiatives. This student has other coverage duties, as well, so coverage is based on major activities. Other journalists are encouraged to report on personal interests including sustainability.


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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:

Moraine Valley produces a newsletter entitled, Valley View, which provides updates and bigger issue coverage for happenings on campus. Quarterly, the Valley View includes updates or information about sustainability and green initiatives or events.


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

A brief description of this material:

The Moraine Valley Learning Center (Library) produces a blog called, Green Today, Green Tomorrow. Two faculty and the sustainability manager create posts about local, regional, national and international special topics specific to the triple bottom line.


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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.