Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.90
Liaison Katie Maynard
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jewel Persad
Sustainability Manager
Administration
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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:
UCSB Sustainability maintains a sustainability e-mail-based biquarterly newsletter. In addition, UCSB Sustainability sends weekly sustainability email announcements. Both the newsletter and the weekly announcements provide students, faculty, and staff with up to date information on sustainability efforts and events coordinated by UCSB, both on and off campus.

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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
LEED Certified buildings feature signage that recognizes their excellence in sustainability efforts and environmentally-conscious building decisions. We also have a rotating set of posters for the green boards and for the BigBelly units located throughout campus.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
UC Santa Barbara's Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration has organized a campus walking tour that highlights the diversity of plants and ornamental horticulture located throughout our school grounds. Tours can be found here: http://ccber.ucsb.edu/education/tours

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:
The UCSB Housing Office provides a Green Housing Guide that outlines green cleaning techniques with natural products; sustainable, local alternatives for grocery shopping; and methods for conserving energy and waste reduction. The Guide is divided up into sections that address parts of students' everyday life and include tips from move-in to move-out. Green Guide for the Halls: http://issuu.com/ucsbhrsgreenguide/docs/green_guide_final The UCSB housing office also has a separate green guide for students living in Isla Vista apartments: http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/files/docs/residences/success-guide/sg-gogreen.pdf . Housing & Residential Services’ goals are to protect, preserve, and regenerate our environmental resources by implementing “Earth Friendly” practices and supporting UCSB on its way to becoming a sustainable community. Visit http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/earth-friendly-living to see how sustainability is incorporated into the residential experience.

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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