|Submission Date||Dec. 14, 2017|
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Student Development Services
The sustainability website is hosted by the sustainability office and includes sustainability-related projects on campus, AASHE STARS history and ways to get involved.
Sustainability updates are provided in the bi-weekly student leadership newsletter.
Student Leadership provides updates on twitter, facebook and instagram. https://studentleadership.northseattle.edu/node/34
The Sustainability Office maintains a sustainability blog where most posts are tagged with AASHE STARS categories: https://nscsustainability.wordpress.com/
The Seattle Colleges District Sustainability webpage provides a space for student research.
Within the new OCE&E building, a joint venture between the State and College, there is signage about its LEED Gold certification and the green construction of the building. The campus also highlights energy and water saving features, such as the cistern that collects rainwater for flushing toilets with QR codes.
The Sustainability Board wrote a report base on a student survey it conducted during the 2016-17 school-year that is shared with the campus. The cafeteria includes table tents and wall signage for "Know Where it Goes: Stop, Think, Sort," to support composting efforts. The Sustainability Board distributes Fair Trade brochures and promotional items at events.
QR Codes and physical signage includes education on bioswales, and biodiversity focused walking paths.
There is a green-walking map / tour of the newest building on campus, our OCE&E building, which was a joint-venture between the school and the WA State dept. of Social and Human Services. It is a LEED Gold building and features a green roof, rain-water catchment systems, and a whole host of other features applicable to sustainability.
The Safety office promotes a number of sustainable methods of transportation through guides in their office and on the website. Overall, the city sponsored Commute Transit Reduction program is promoted to encourage folks to use public transit, ride sharing, carpooling, and biking options by providing subsidized transit passes for staff and students. For bicyclists, resources advertised include free, sheltered bike racks, and rental lockers available within the Roy Flores Recreation Center.
The Sustainability Office and Safety Office have walking and pedestrian maps. The following link is a list-serve that supports bicyclists and pedestrians in the NSC area facilitating by Licton Haller Greenways. The Sustainability Office supports a bike repair station. Free, sheltered bike racks are conveniently located in various places throughout the campus, and the Roy Flores Wellness Center has rental lockers available for bicycle commuters.
The Sustainability Office provides a number of handouts at its office and tabling events that include best practices in resource use reduction, community gardening, waste policies, and how and where to donate used electronics. NSC also gives out reusable aluminum water bottles made by local company (Liberty) and designed by student design class (2015) as promotion for participating in surveys and challenges.
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.
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.