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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 48.14
Liaison Sean Vormwald
Submission Date April 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Onondaga Community College
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sean Vormwald
Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Living Green Wall Educational Display

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Onondaga Community College installed a series of interactive educational displays in Ferrante Hall in order to teach students about sustainability and environmental health topics. The installation includes a living green wall featuring live plants and educational content highlighting ways that plants contribute to environmental health. The signage also includes information on environmentally related careers and Onondaga’s sustainability initiative.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The Living Green Wall Educational Display has resulted in an improved atmosphere in Ferrante Hall where students learn from the signage and stop to appreciate the beauty of the green wall. Students spend more time in the space studying and interacting with each other because of the live plants.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate No
Buildings Yes
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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