Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.77
Liaison Andrew Porter
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Cincinnati
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Erin LeFever
Asst Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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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:

An electronic newsletter is sent out via a listserv to 3,764 members highlighting sustainability events and news. UC Sustainability also has Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profiles. See https://www.facebook.com/ucsustainability https://twitter.com/UCsustainable https://www.instagram.com/ucsustainability/

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

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

UC Sustainability has a digital display board located in Tangeman University Center (student union) that displays sustainability highlights on campus. In December of 2019, a Digital Display board was installed on the 200 level of the Tangeman Unviersity Center that is controlled by the Office of Sustainability. On this Digital Display board, the Office of Sustainability advertises events happening on campus and includes sustainability lifestyle tips.

UC has 11 LEED certified buildings and each building includes informational signage highlighting various features of the sustainable design. See https://www.uc.edu/af/pdc/sustainability/campus_initiatives/LEEDBuildings.html

Also, UC Food Services includes informational signage on vegetarian and vegan options. Signage also highlights the benefits of tray-less dining and asking students only to take what they intend to eat in order to reduce food waste. The dining halls composting initiative also includes educational signage.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Maps are available that highlight sustainability features on campus. Via the sustainability website commuters can find information on many alternative transportation options, including free campus shuttles, reduced fare bus passes, carpooling, and bike share. In person tours are offered upon request. 4 self-guided tours are offered based on interest: LEED Buildings, Landscape, Transportation, and Student Life. See https://www.uc.edu/af/pdc/sustainability/campus_initiatives.html

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:

Annually on-campus residence halls compete to reduce their energy and water consumption. With this competition, education about sustainable living in the residence halls is provided to students, including a handout highlighting conservation tips.
See https://www.uc.edu/af/pdc/sustainability/get_involved/programming_outreach/residence-hall-conservation-challenge.html

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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