Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.70
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Boulder
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marianne Martin
Associate Director
Environmental Center
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
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A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The sustainability site integrates operational, student-led, and research sustainability topics and resources.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Environmental Center publishes a monthly newsletter containing information about the breadth of the campus efforts, including operational spotlights, student and faculty research information.


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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

CU Environmental Center facebook group focuses on student engagement in sustainability, CU Environmental Center twitter feed, Facilities grounds chemical-free turf blog.


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Environmental Studies go green listserv/ newsletter and CU sustainability portal academics and research section.
http://www.colorado.edu/envs/research
http://www.colorado.edu/sustainability/academics-research-related-sustainability


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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

All of CU's LEED buildings contain such signage.


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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

The UMC and HDS dining halls contain such signage. Napkin dispensers on each table have a conservation/ sustainability message. UMC cafeteria has prompts for using reusable and compostable eatingware. Displayed menu selections indicate if featured entree contains local, organic or natural.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

Grounds have signage about chemical free turf (10) and use of ditch water for irrigation (10). Both types of signs are at different major campus entry-points for a total of 20 distinct locations.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Facilities Management and the Environmental Center conduct tours of campus sustainability projects and facilities frequently. FM Grounds conducts a wide variety of horticultural tours regularly. There is a published map both in print and online distribution for campus visitors highlighting campus sustainability features.


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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Numerous resource on the EC and PTS web sites.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

the City of Boulder and the CU campus have an advanced network of bicycle and multi-use paths.

Boulder is a special place for bicyclists. With more than 300 days of sunshine, more than 300 miles of dedicated bikeways, and an active culture that nurtures it, biking is one of the best ways to get around Boulder. Of course, our bike-friendly community didn't happen by chance; it is the result of decades of community efforts and thoughtful planning.

The City of Boulder's dedicated bikeways include on-street bike lanes, contra-flow bike lanes, designated bike routes, paved shoulders, multi-use paths and soft-surface paths.

We direct campus users to online maps: https://bouldercolorado.gov/maps/maps-of-boulders-transportation-system and maintain a supply of printed transportation maps.


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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Students receive an invitation to participate in One Million Acts of Green, an online sustainability platform containing a menu of sustainable living actions and a calculator for resources and emissions saved. This is used as a basis for the hall competition. The CU Buffs' Green Living Guide is part of the OMAOG program with information on local sustainability resources.


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A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

The EC contributes a bi-weekly column. The university's home website contains a series of campus stories that constantly scroll from one story to the next.

University Communications includes a sustainability story as part of the scrolling stories in addition to highlights and links to additional sustainability stories.


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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

"CU Boulder Today" is the campus news digest with an edition for both students and faculty/staff. The online publication regularly includes sustainability updates, eco-tips, etc.


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