|Submission Date||Jan. 28, 2016|
|2.00 / 2.00||
Director of Communications
|Yes or No|
|A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts||Yes|
|A sustainability newsletter||No|
|Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability||No|
|A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability||Yes|
|Building signage that highlights green building features||Yes|
|Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems||Yes|
|Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed||Yes|
|A sustainability walking map or tour||No|
|A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation||No|
|Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians||No|
|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||Yes|
Sterling has a page on its main website dedicated to sustainability that includes some basic information regarding Sterling's sustainability initiatives.
All Senior Applied Research Projects completed by Sterling students are included in a specific section in the Brown Library.
We have a number of kiosks around campus highlight green building features, including: solar panels, greenhouse additions, conservation efforts, and more.
Sterling College completed the "Real Food Challenge" and displayed this information, in addition to a detailed map and other signage, in the dining hall on campus.
There is signage that describes and promotes Sterling's sustainable ground use, particularly as it relates to the Farm and Gardens on campus but also through our research area, the Cedar Swamp.
The Expeditioner, an alumni and student's e-newsletter, consistently includes topics related to sustainability at Sterling.
The Common Voice is a publication that goes out twice a year to all alumni, friends, Trustees, supporters, and student families of the College. It regularly covers sustainability news on campus from the previous six months, such as: research from the watersheds class, a report on the Warblers and Wildflowers conference held on campus, being ranked #1 in "real food" by the Real Food Challenge, and more.
The Sterling College view book is sent to all prospective students and discusses looking at the liberal arts through the lens of ecology, how we have one of the nation's first collegiate sustainable agriculture programs, and how our campus is a living system that supports our community and our educational mission.
Sterling College highlights an alumni profile once a month, and talks to that alumnus/alumna about how his or her work makes a difference for the environment, and what environmental stewardship means.
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