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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 58.51
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Derick Chick
Graduate Asssistant
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
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

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

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!


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

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 website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

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


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

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
http://vcresearch.siu.edu/research-publications/research-profile.html

2016 Research Profile can be found at
http://vcresearch.siu.edu/research-publications/research_profile_16_PROOF3.pdf


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

We have taken down all signage and brochures. Everything can be found online including sustainable eating at our dining hall website.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

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 website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

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.
http://studentcenter.siu.edu/services/saluki-express/


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

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


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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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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 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.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
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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.