Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.07
Liaison Michelle Bennett
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Delaware
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 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 intended to serve as a one-stop clearinghouse for all things UD Sustainability on campus. We will use AASHE STARS data to expand the website where appropriate, including linking out to other resources on campus.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
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.

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:

The Review does frequently request information and interviews about sustainability topics on campus, both with the Sustainability Manager and academic experts across campus. Each semester they have an environmental or sustainability-themed issue. However there is not a dedicated column or beat.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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 :

Rodney Dining has signage describing our extensive "Green Roof" and associated benefits. Harker Labs also has signage about the native landscaping and stormwater control and filtration natural systems.


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:

Dining Services provide signage about healthier and more sustainable food items available in all dining halls, including icons for vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary needs. They also provide information about sustainable food systems on their website, which are highlighted in promotional materials on table tops, in brochures, etc.


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.

UD Grounds also maintains an online list of all landscaping products applied on campus available so students, faculty and staff can avoid specific areas if they have any sensitivities. Signs are posted in effected areas whenever products (organic or other) are applied.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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 Enterprise CarShare, Bolt Bus service and other non-traditional options on campus. A new train station is also under construction next to campus, which will improve regional rail access, including more frequent service. It is slated to be completed in 2022.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

UD Sustainability provides waste and recycling guides which are free to download or available for free at a variety of tabling event throughout the year.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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