Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The institution maintains a 'Campus Sustainability' web site. The site provides information on the university's pursuit of sustainability in education, research, operations, leadership and community engagement. Sustainability subjects addressed on the website are listed below:

About Us
Chancellor's Message
History
Strategic Planning
Community Engagement

Sustainability Office
Mission
Staff
Activities
Opportunities
Office Resources

Education & Research
Sustainable Development Minor
Energy Science Minor
Faculty & Staff DevelopmentResearch
Library Resources

Operations & Initiatives
Buildings
Climate
Energy
Equity
Food
Transportation
Water
Waste/Recycling
Campaigns and Events

Take Action!
Students
Faculty & Staff
Volunteer Opportunities

Resources
What is Sustainability?
Careers
Community Resources
Campus Sustainability Websites


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Sustainability Office publishes a campus sustainability newsletter six times a year.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The campus sustainability web site has a page listing student research and library location information.


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

The three current LEED Gold certified buildings have posters, signs, and brochures that highlight and explain green or LEED features. Three of the buildings have LCD screens in the lobbies with LEED information, features, and real time energy and renewable energy data. The Science & Engineering building has a self-guided 23 point tour for green features in the building.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

The food services provider, Sodexo, displays a poster of the local food served. Coffee outlets displays posters about organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

UCCS is now a member of Plant Select®. The purpose of Plant Select is to seek out, identify and distribute the very best plants for Colorado landscapes. Being a member offers us more opportunities to educate students, faculty, staff, and the community about plants that thrive in local landscapes.


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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

There is a detailed tour of the LEED Gold certified Science & Engineering building. The tour includes a guide as well as signs that highlight various LEED or green features of the building. Sustainability features have been incorporated into all campus tours given by students to prospective students.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

The sustainable transportation web site provides information on mass transit and carpool options. The bicycle map provides detailed information on how to ride to campus from anywhere in the city.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

The Sustainability Office staff conducted a green living training of the Residence Advisors who then trained all of the residents. Residence Life will be updating their web site to provide information on a sustainable dorm room.


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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
Yes

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:

There is a reporter from the campus newspaper, The Scribe, assigned to the sustainability beat. They have interviewed the Sustainability Office twice within the last few weeks for sustainability-related articles. Sustainability is also regularly covered in the Communique, an online staff and faculty newsletter.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Office of Sustainability staff co-host a weekly radio program on sustainability called, "Green is the New Red, White and, Blue", which is played and streamed on the UCCS Radio.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The Campus Sustainability Report, last published in 2008, is updated periodically to provide information to the community about the progress of sustainability at the university.


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