Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

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 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:

The monthly Environmental Center newsletter reaches more than 5000 people. It typically includes upcoming events, environmental news on campus and highlights new articles on our blog.

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

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

Multiple LEED buildings have a a prominent entrance area sign listing the buildings sustainability features. The University Memorial Center has interpretive plaques throughout the building that call out sustainability features in specific areas.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The CU Environmental Center offers sustainability walking tours during the fall semester to showcase the unique green features of the campus to students, visitors, and curious community members. These tours are led by students. There is also an interactive sustainability map online, which links locations with descriptions and ways to get involved. Finally, on the Environmental Center’s media and welcome page, there is a short video tour of campus sustainability features.
The main campus map has multiple information layers including bus, bike and carshare locations. More information layers specific to sustainability may be added in the near future. An independent sustainabiliity map is also online:

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:

The Sustainable Buffs Guide focuses on everyday actions and resources for individuals. The ECO-visits program also has a guide for residential sustainability for on and off campus students. https://www.colorado.edu/ecenter/sustainableBuffs. Additionally, Housing and Dining Services has a dedicated sustainability page for residents that features initiatives as well as lifestyle tips. https://www.colorado.edu/living/sustainability

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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