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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 51.50
Liaison Molly Johnson
Submission Date Aug. 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

The New School
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Molly Craft Johnson
Sustainability Associate
Tishman Environment & Design Center
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

The New School's Buildings Sustainable Initiatives Page includes information about Energy and Emissions, Water Conservation, Waste Management, Building Operations, Goals and Achievements, and online sustainability dashboard with real-time information, and links to the Tishman Environment and Design Center.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Tishman Environment and Design Center produces a bi-weekly newsletter that reaches a mailing list of over 12,000 students, faculty, and staff. The Newsletter includes features about student and faculty research and projects; upcoming sustainability-related events on campus and around New York City; volunteer, internship, and job opportunities; and a rotating campus sustainability fact.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

The Tishman Environment and Design Center maintains a twitter account with over 1400 followers and a facebook page with 442 followers. Both accounts focus specifically on sustainability. In addition, the main university twitter (79 thousand followers) and facebook (over 97 thousand followers) pages routinely post about sustainability and re-post from the Tishman Center pages.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

The New School Free press regularly assigns reporters to cover sustainability stories at the university.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The Tishman Center blog features student research in the form of blog posts, linkt to student portfolios, or links to full reports.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

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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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Digital screens in the cafeteria display information about sustainable food systems including the sustainability features of foods on the menu (such as organic certifications) and maps illustrating the local farms from which the food is sourced.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Sustainability Wayforming map includes icons for recycling, composting, eating, local food sources, bike share, producing, bike storage, deliveries and waste pick-up, water bottle refilling, personal recharging, watching/reading, community resources, and the Tishman Center office. It is a tool for students, faculty, and staff at The New School to identify the resources available to help them form new, more sustainable ways of interacting with the campus and the community.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

The Tishman Environment and Design Center provides a "Living Sustainably at The New School" pamphlet for every room or suite in The new School's residence halls. The pamplet covers energy, waste, and water in the residence halls and includes web links for additional New School Sustainability resources.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
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A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.