|Submission Date||Nov. 23, 2016|
|2.00 / 2.00||
|Yes or No|
|A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts||Yes|
|A sustainability newsletter||Yes|
|Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability||Yes|
|A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability||Yes|
|Building signage that highlights green building features||No|
|Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems||No|
|Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed||No|
|A sustainability walking map or tour||Yes|
|A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation||Yes|
|Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians||Yes|
|A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience||No|
|Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat||Yes|
|Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above||No|
Sustainability.siu.edu is SIUC's centralized sustainability web resource. It is the one-stop-site for sustainability at SIU. It includes the following main sections: About Us, Green Fee, Participate, Resources, with several subsections. Those subsections include history/achievements, Sustainability Council membership, Green Fund materials, involvement opportunities, news, newsletter, plans, instructor resources, reports, and more!
Monthly newsletter with several sections which generally include the following: a note from the Sustainability Coordinator, updates, opportunities/events, news, jobs/internships, inspiration, green tips, and contact information.
The SIU Sustainability office has a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page that post various campus updates and current sustainability-related news. They can be found as follows: Facebook (SIU Sustainability), Twitter (@SIUsustain), and Instagram (SIUSustainability).
Twitter URL at https://twitter.com/SIUsustain
Instagram URL at https://www.instagram.com/siusustainability/?hl=en
A yearly "Research Profile" is distributed through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. It includes grant data and research highlights
Yearly Research Profile can be found at
2016 Research Profile can be found at
We have taken down all signage and brochures. Everything can be found online including sustainable eating at our dining hall website.
SIUC has a sustainable walking tour which highlights several sustainable buildings and projects that are supported by the green fund. In 2016-2017, we are offering guided Green Tours on the First Friday of every month when classes are in session. See flyer here:
http://sustainability.siu.edu/. In addition, we will facilitate guided green tours and virtual green tours for groups interested.
The Saluki Express mass transit system is SIU Carbondale’s answer to parking and traffic problems. SIU Carbondale students, faculty, and staff, as well as the Carbondale community, are encouraged to get on board. For better convenience, the Saluki Express includes an app to track where riders can view bus routes/schedules in real-time via transloc, on a web browser, mobile device, or by text.
During the first week of school, SIU has a one-stop shop that offers on-site bicycle registration, access to tools and instruction on proper bicycle tune-up care. There are also several Map Boards located all around campus that helps pedestrians and bicyclist navigate around campus. Students can also locate maps online at the SIU Campus Maps page, where students can select which building on campus they wish to locate.
Bicycle rack Maps are available at http://parking.siu.edu/_common/files/bike-rack-map.pdf
The Daily Egyptian, our main campus student newspaper, has had an assigned reporter to the sustainability beat. News coverage has included the Princeton Review Green Schools recognition, Tree Campus USA recognition, Recycle Mania participation, updates to sustainability research, as well as other sustainability-related news coverage.
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.