Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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STARS v1.0

University of Arizona
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
4.00 / 4.00 Joseph Abraham
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 University of Arizona's sustainability website is a descriptive portal for environmental sustainability at the university. There is information on academics, research, leadership, and students involved with sustainability.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

UA Environment Weekly is an environment and sustainability Listserv that keeps students, faculty, staff, and the public informed and up-to-date on seminars, presentations, workshops, conferences, and other events; funding opportunities; environmental and sustainability news; course offerings; and much more at the UA.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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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 :

Buildings that have green building features have a sign post outside the building explaining what feature or process that allows the building to be considered sustainable.


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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:

University of Arizona Dining services proudly displays signs indicating whether restaurants have organic or local food menu options. This is done most prominently at The Cellar and Froyo.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

From August to April, the public is invited to visit key campus locations where efforts have been made to create sustainable environments using water harvesting, solar technology or responsible landscape techniques such as xeriscaping or organic land management.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

Parking and Transportation Services at the University of Arizona strongly encourage students, faculty, staff, and commuters to consider incorporating alternative modes of travel into their lives. Parking and Transportation's Travel Reduction website has information on programs offered by the University as well as the community that promote public transportation, carpooling, and nonmotorized travel options.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

Residence Life publishes on its website a list of 15 tips to being green and sustainable in the residence halls. The 15 topics covered are Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Get to Know Someone Different than You, Increasing Financial Literacy, Buy Local, Reduce Water Consumption, Reduce Paper Consumption, Avoid Wrapping Paper, Report Leaks, Throw Away Cigarette Butts, Cut Down on Packaging, Unplug, and Use Compact Fluorescent Bulbs.

In addition to these tips, Residence Life distributes to every resident a recycling guide that covers how the University recycles.


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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 Daily Wildcat assigns one reporter to cover sustainability issues and environmental issues.


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