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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jamie Greiner
Submission Date April 27, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Mount Union
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Natalie Kee
Sustainability and Academic Outreach Coordinator
Biology
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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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The website is a sub-page of our President's page and is linked from all landing pages off the main Mount Union website. Information available on the sustainability site includes a short YouTube video detailing efforts on Mount's campus, links to sustainability related organizations and movements of which Mount Union is part (ACUPCC, AASHE, STARS, etc), and information regrading sustainability related agreements between the University of Mount Union and the City of Alliance.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

n/a


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Gartner Welcome Center, a LEED certified Silver building, features a computer slide show (project on a television screen) describing the building of the Welcome Center and the green building principles and ideas used in the construction process. There is also information detailing the geothermal system that is used to heat and cool the building.


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

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

There are screens throughout campus dining facilities that describe the efforts our food service (AVI) takes to make the dining operations more sustainable, including using recycled materials when possible, composting food waste, purchasing locally grown or produced foods, and encouraging students to practice "trayless" dining to help minimize food waste and water usage. AVI attempts to buy products as locally as possible and that only come in recycleable packaging and recycle as much material as possible.


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 grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

n/a


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

n/a


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

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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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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 regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

The student newspaper, The Dynamo, has been publishing various articles on sustainability throughout the school year. Articles are either submitted by the Sustainability Assistants, Sustainability Committee members, or written by Dynamo staff. There have also been editorials and opinion pieces submitted by members of the campus community. There has been a sustainability related article published at least once a month.


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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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
No

A brief description of this material:

n/a


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
No

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n/a


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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n/a


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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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.