Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.16
Liaison Ryan Chabot
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Central Florida
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Yara Watson Colon
Sustainability Specialist II
Sustainability Initiatives
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
Sustainability Initiatives maintains a social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. In addition, the UCF community can opt-in to their choice of a student or employee targeted newsletter. Each bi-weekly newsletter provides news articles, information on upcoming campus and community events, job, internship, and grant opportunities, plant-based recipes, and resources for behavior transformation.


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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
- Landscapes throughout campus include signage with the genus and species of flora, habitat information, and QR codes that lead users to more information.
- Nature trails incorporate signage on the various ecosystems, wildlife, and natural resource management best practices in use(such as prescribed burns).
- The online UCF Plant Map allows users to explore exemplary plants across campus.https://arboretum.ucf.edu/resources/ucf-plant-map/
- USGBC LEED-certified buildings have the seal displayed to indicate their green building qualification level.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Sustainability Initiatives continuously provides the opportunity for students, staff, partners, and community members to gain insight into sustainability operations and infrastructure on campus. Each tour is designed to meet the needs of the audience. Tours can be requested online on SI's website. Possible stops include:
High-performance buildings
Floating solar array
EV charging station solar array
109KW solar array (near Garage B)
Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant
Chilled Water plant
Knights Helping Knights Pantry
Water tower
Stormwater Research Lab
Arboretum community garden
Arboretum walking trails & natural lands
Arboretum greenhouse
Interdisciplinary Research and Incubator


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Sustainability Initiatives partners with Housing and Residence Life to provide sustainability tips and resources to on-campus residents via social media and newsletters. Residents are encouraged to reduce energy consumption via the annual Kill-A-Watt competition in which top-performing buildings receive recognition and students earn scholarships. In addition, SI provides a semi-annual move-out Swap Shop and donation drive.

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
Student Government hosts an initiative tracker aimed at bringing transparency to program status. One section of the tracker is devoted to Health and Sustainability.

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