Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kimberly Reeves
Interim Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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 Office of Sustainability Newsletter is sent out a few times each semester via email to students, faculty, staff, and community members. This recaps recent UCCS events, programs, initiatives and other news that incorporate sustainability on campus and in the community.

Additionally, the Office of Sustainability manages Instagram (@uccs_sustainability), Facebook (UCCS Office of Sustainability), and YouTube (UCCS Sustainability) as forms of social media. Before we updated the Orientation video, from April-September 2020, it had over 1,700 views, reaching majority of our incoming freshmen and their families.


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

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

Majority of the LEED certified buildings have posters, signs, and brochures that highlight and explain green or LEED features. Some buildings also have LCD screens in the lobbies with LEED information, features, and real time energy and renewable energy data. These are also available online. http://www.uccs.edu/kiosk/seng. The Osborne Science & Engineering building has a self-guided 23-point tour for green features in the building.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

UCCS has an interactive, sustainability walking map for a self-guided tour. Numerous features include past student projects funded by the Green Action Fund, a student fee directed by students.
The Office of Sustainability also provides sustainability talking points and locations for the general campus tours that are given daily.


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:

This page lives on the Residence Life & Housing website. It highlights sustainable features in their residential halls along with tips to become more sustainable in personal habits.


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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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