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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 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Tulane University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Liz Davey
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 No
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 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 No
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 No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Green.Tulane.edu can connect you with environmental opportunities at Tulane in the classroom, in student activities, and efforts to reduce our own environmental impact. The website is maintained by the Office of Sustainability.


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

Recycle Tulane on Facebook is the primary social media platform of the Office of Sustainability. It is largely maintained by the student staff of the Office of Sustainability.


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 page on the Green.Tulane.edu website is dedicated to publishing research on sustainability by Tulane students. Students who have conducted research through class projects, internships, MPH culminating experiences or student employment can have their final research posted on green.tulane.edu's website.


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 :

Tulane develops educational materials about a building's green features as part of every LEED Green Building project. In a number of buildings, this has included building signage. Dinwiddie Hall, a Leed Gold certified academic building, has wall sized informational boards with information on the sustainable features including indoor environmental air quality and energy efficiency. Weatherhead Hall has information on green building features posted in every recycling room. The JBJ Building and the new Greenbaum House have building energy "kiosks"--screens showing building energy use and green tips.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

In the LBC Food Court, signage has been placed that 1) outlines Dining Sustainability Initiatives, 2) shows the location of farms that produce local produce, 3) lists local produce in season by month, and 4) provides a guide to Louisiana seafood. (As viewed and photographed June 2014.)
https://www.facebook.com/uptowncampusdining

Hillel's Kitchen, a dining option at Tulane, has a menu that features a section stating where the food comes from and why it is good for you. The section includes the farms where the fresh, local and organic ingredients come from. It also mentions efforts to develop their own farm space and grow the majority of their own veggies. The menu also discusses the health benefits associated with food items offered on the menu.


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:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Tulane offers shuttles that run 6 different routes. Maps of these routes are advertised at bus stops around campus. These routes are the Tulane and Loyola communities’
connections to the uptown, health sciences and university square campuses,
the Papillon apartments, Lakeside and Clearview malls, Walmart, Whole
Foods Market, The Fresh Market and the International Food Market.


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:
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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for 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:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

“Stairwell”: The Stairwell Campaign was a community-wide campaign encouraging use of stairs in increase physical activity conducted by theWell in 2012-13. Stairwell prompts (signs encouraging taking the stairs instead of elevator) mention the benefits of stair usage while helping to point out the stairs in an unfamiliar or new building.


The website URL for this material (1st material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

“Healthy Campus: A Guide for Making Smart Food Choices” This guide provides guidelines for healthy eating, and identifies healthy menu choices at popular on campus and off-campus eateries.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

At the beginning of each year, the Office of Sustainability distributes a free poster that has New Orleans-specific images and tips for green living. The artwork was done by a Tulane alumni.


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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.