Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.81
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Denver
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainbility
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The Center for Sustainability provides information on its website about campus sustainability best practices, opportunities for involvement, and initiatives in research, the curriculum, and institutional operations.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Sustainability Council publishes a quarterly e-newsletter for members of the DU community that includes articles about sustainability-related events and initiatives on campus and in the community. The newsletter features stories about sustainability accomplishments on campus, student and faculty involvement in sustainability activities, and opportunities to learn about and participate in sustainability efforts. It also includes contact information for the Sustainability Council, information on Council meetings, and information on how community members can get involved, etc.


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

The Center for Sustainability Facebook page is the main social media platform for campus. This is where information on upcoming events, opportunities, learning experience, general information, and more is shared regularly.


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

The Undergraduate Research Center sponsors the University's annual Symposium, where students present projects and papers on a variety of research topics, including sustainability.

The University Marketing and Communications office also publishes stories about student research online and in official University newsletters and magazines to highlight innovative and successful research accomplishments.


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

Our LEED and Energy Star certified buildings have signage indicating their sustainability rating. Several of these buildings also have information on display screens in the building that highlight features of the building. The newly renovated Anderson Academic Commons is a great example of this educational approach.


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

The University's dining hall provider, Sodexo, provides information about sustainable food sourcing, waste minimization, and responsible energy use in its food service areas and on its website. Signage is also provided in the dining halls in several ways. Television screens, large posters, napkin holder inserts, and signage at food service areas and waste areas provide information about sustainability best practices happening in dining.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

We have an online sustainability map that highlights the sustainability features on our campus. This maps out sustainability features across campus in an interactive way that allows self-guided campus tours and virtual tours to occur. This is supplemented by standard tours led by the Center for Sustainability staff that highlight these features to community groups, conferences, working groups and more.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

The Transportation Center website provides information on its website about alternative transportation methods on campus and in the surrounding area, including transit, carshare, walking, and biking. Resources available on the website include safety information; regional web-based transportation tools and mapping; links to other city-wide services such as transit, car- and bike-sharing; transit pass information; bike education programs; and information on the campus bike shop.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

The Transportation Center website provides links to MyWaytoGo, a regional navigation tool that includes employee networks and navigation tools and reporting for bicyclists and pedestrians. There are also links to DenverGEARS (www.denvergears.com) a safety and navigational tool developed by an art class that provides users with a visual map and virtual tour of common routes to campus.


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

The Office of Housing and Residential Education (HRE) provides information on its website about sustainability educational initiatives and building features in on-campus housing. This includes information on energy use, waste minimization efforts, the move out recycling program, student EcoReps, and the Green Residence Hall Room Certification program.


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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:

The Clarion, the official student newspaper at DU, has a reporter who covers the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the Sustainability Committee of USG reports at each of the USG meetings. Typically there is something in the Clarion monthly about sustainability efforts across campus or in the community.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

DU has a sustainability list-serv that we use to communicate with students, faculty, staff, and other community members who have opted in. We send a weekly email sharing event and meeting announcements, volunteer and engagement opportunities, community programming, and information about sustainability at DU. We currently have approximately 500 members on the list-serv.

Interested people can subscribe to our green list-serv by sending an email to green-list-subscribe@du.edu.


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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 (2nd material):

Paperless Water Law Review: The Water Law Review seeks to provide a unique, high quality forum for sharing ideas, information, legal analyses and policy analyses concerning water law issues. It is the intent of the editorial board and staff to make the Review a valuable resource for the practitioner, the scholar and the policy maker. In May 2009, the Water Law Review went paperless. the University of Denver Water Law Review for becoming a partner in the ABA Best Practices for Office Paper Management program and also as a Law Office Climate Challenge Partner for its efforts and success in going paperless.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

Marketing and Communication oversees weekly digest emails, one to all students, and another to all employees. This has proven to be one of the most read informational tools on campus. A sustainability section of this digest provides the whole campus community with currently information.


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