Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.62
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Bowser
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

The Sustainability Programs Office publishes an e-newsletter featuring campus sustainability news, initiatives, resources, sustainability champions and events. (https://us9.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=b84375c25ee14ab8228d800cc&id=f3f935b313) The newsletter helps students, staff, faculty, and the community to get involved in sustainable events and implement sustainable practices to their own everyday lives. There are over 2,000 subscribers. We have a separate e-newsletter for anyone interested in Green Labs. All of our certified labs are subscribed.

Social media platforms include: sustainucsd on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, UC San Diego Sustainability on LinkedIn.


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

The Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) was established in a renovated space in 2009. The SRC features many sustainable elements, such as bamboo walls, recycled cardboard table, recycled glass countertops, a dedicated solar-panel lighting system, that are marked throughout the space with description plagues. The Sustainability Programs Office developed the first tour on the campus's map platform (https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/Default.htm?id=1005#!t/2232:1). Each location includes a description highlighting sustainable features. While in-person, the Sustainability Resource Center, Campus Tours Office and Campus Library offered bookmarks with a QR code linking to the sustainability tour.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Sustainability Programs Office developed the first tour on the campus's map platform (https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/Default.htm?id=1005#!t/2232:1). Each location includes a description highlighting sustainable features. While in-person, the Sustainability Resource Center, Campus Tours Office and Campus Library offered bookmarks with a QR code linking to the sustainability tour.


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/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Housing*Dining*Hospitality's EcoNaut programming fosters a culture of sustainability for on-campus residents and their residential experience. A green living guide https://hdhsustainability.ucsd.edu/_files/Green-Living-Guide.pdf is posted online. This gives students information about how to live sustainably on campus. Topics and tips include: energy and water conservation, sustainable foods, green cleaning, waste management and recycling procedures, and how to get involved in sustainability on campus. The EcoNauts and H*D*H Sustainability present to all RA/HAs during their summer training, providing an overview of sustainability on campus and in H*D*H, and engaging them in collaborations throughout the academic year to program for their residents.


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Sustainability flyer included in new student orientation packet.


Additional documentation to support the submission:

UC San Diego Sustainability - http://sustainability.ucsd.edu/
Sustainability eNewsletter Archive - https://us9.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=b84375c25ee14ab8228d800cc&id=f3f935b313
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - sustainucsd
LinkedIn - UC San Diego Sustainability
Virtual Campus Sustainability Tour - https://maps.ucsd.edu/map/Default.htm?id=1005#!t/2232:1
Housing*Dining*Hospitality Sustainability - https://hdhsustainability.ucsd.edu/, Green Living Guide - https://hdhsustainability.ucsd.edu/_files/Green-Living-Guide.pdf

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