Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Fortino Morales
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Riverside
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Cook
Director of Sustainability
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 Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
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 Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
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

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The sustainability website is a clearinghouse for information on sustainability activities at UCR. General inforamtion on sustainability is availble, specific pages dedicated to operations, curriculum, research, yearly themes, public presentations and special events.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

We publish a quarterly newsletter via our website and email subscription.


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

UCR Sustainability has a strong presence on Facebook and is building a presence on Twitter and Instagram. We also have a group mail list just starting up.


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

As part of the LEED Gold certification for our newly constructed Glen Mor 2 residential apartments on campus, UCR installed informational signage throughout the eight buildings of Glen Mor 2 and outside.


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

We have counter-top displays, posters, Food day events, lecture series, a CSA and digital signage besides a web presence


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:

UCR has reduced potable water use by 21.49% over the last 8 years. Recent efforts include reduced irrigation and replacing turf grass with xeriscaping. Signs are posted on-site explaining the effort.


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:

UCR Sustainability offered it first Sustainability Tour as part of our Earth Week events. We will continue to offer walking and bike tours for campus stakeholders through out the year.


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

We have web based and printed material dedicated to alternative transportation options and we have live presentations during staff and student orientation.


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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

UCR has a webpage dedicated to cycling on campus and a bicycle map available online or in print.


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

sustainability.ucr.edu and Housing services' Green Your Scene offer advice on sustainable living on and off campus


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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:

Campus newsletter and newspapers feature regular articles about sustainabilty at UCR.


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):

We have a twitter account


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We host a sustainability podcast


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

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We have a sustainability blog


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