Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.79
Liaison Ryan Chabot
Submission Date April 23, 2024

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ryan Chabot
Sustainability Coordinator
Arboretum and Sustainability Initiatives
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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:
Since merging with the UCF Arboretum, our Instagram accounts are now joined through @ucfarboretum. There are numerous teams and students represented by this account, but on the aggregate, educational and outreach posts are designed to be either sustainability-inclusive, as minimum, with some specific sustainability-focused content.

https://www.instagram.com/ucfarboretum/

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

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).
- 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
The UCF nature trails are one of the best-kept secrets on campus. Fourteen (14) miles of peaceful Florida habitat await nature lovers looking for adventure outside their front door. These trails explore 20 unique different habitat types, including basin swamps and marshes, scrubby flatwoods, xeric hammocks, and wet prairie, to name a few. Picnic tables throughout these trails allow you to enjoy a meal with friends or sit and watch the wildlife. With so many miles of trails, you can spend the day or just a half hour decompressing out in nature.

https://arboretum.ucf.edu/resources/trails/

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:
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. The most recent Kill-A-Watt was held in March 2024. In addition, at the end of every Spring semester, UCF Housing and UCF Recycling Services provide a drop off location for residents to donate household items, clothes, and unopened food.

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 Sustainability.
https://studentgovernment.ucf.edu/initiative/

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