Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Dr. Christopher Williams
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Delaware
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Michelle Bennett
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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 (optional):

The UD Sustainability website is designed to serve as both a "Frequently Asked Questions" resource for users and a clearinghouse for all things UD Sustainability on campus. Our "How Do I?" page answers the most frequently asked questions I receive through meetings, email & social media on campus. Our other pages address issues like energy, waste, water, volunteering opportunities, and more.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

n/a due to lack of time resources


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

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

@UDelSustainable is our Twitter feed and it is branded as a professional account for the Sustainability Manager. The idea is to give folk a more personal insight into sustainability on campus. Content is curated around interesting sustainability-themed retweets, personal insights into issues and happenings on campus, and connections to events, promotions and other relevant happenings on campus.

Our @UDelSustainability Instagram page is more of a official, University-centric voice for sustainability on campus. We also try to post lots of feel-good stories or images.

We do not have a Facebook page.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

n/a


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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

Colleges promote student research independently and may or may not highlight connections with sustainability.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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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 :

Our new buildings are built to LEED standards, but do not feature prominent signage.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

Our Dining Services keep promotional material including information about sustainable operations and food systems. Mostly they use signage to draw attention to healthier or more sustainable food options, as they find visitors are not interested in brochures.


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 groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

There are multiple signs across campus to highlight native plants, rain gardens and other features of our sustainable landscape.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

n/a


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

We feature multiple transportation options on our website, which can connect commuters with public transit, carpooling or walking / biking options. We also have ZIP Car, Bolt Bus service and other non-traditional options on campus.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

Our transportation website highlights local bike trails that some commuters use to access campus. We also host several bicycle road safety and tune-up clinics on campus each semester, provided by a local cycling non-profit.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

Res. Life hosts "Green Room Challenges" each year in the residence halls to educate students about sustainable lifestyle in a fun, competitive atmosphere. Last year we had over 600 registered dorm rooms.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
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A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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