Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.79
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date June 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Denver
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
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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 Center for Sustainability releases a newsletter digest weekly during the academic year and biweekly at other times. Titled This Week In Sustainability Topics (TWIST), this newsletter goes out via the sustainability listserv. Additionally, the Center produces a monthly printed newsletter, the Stall Street Journal, which goes into all bathrooms in residence halls and other locations around campus. 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. The Center also has an active Instagram account that helps to pubicize events on campus. " https://www.facebook.com/ducenterforsustainability


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

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

In some buildings, such as the Anderson Academic Commons, interactive screens and/or posters draw attention to the sustainability features in the buildings. This is done at a building level approach. https://library.du.edu/about-the-libraries/features.html

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Sustainability information regarding goals, operations and the built environment are incorporated in orientation and admissions tours.

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:

We, the students, staff, and community members of the Housing and Residential Education Department of the University of Denver, recognize the critical importance of sustainability. We commit to environmental, social, and economic sustainability by pledging to "meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs" (Brundtland, 1987). We, as agents of change, will reduce our environmental impact through activism, empowerment, collaboration, and educational programming. In doing so, we view equality, diversity, and social justice as essential components of sustainability. We will work to engage all residents and staff to actively participate in sustainable practices to be leaders in stewardship as global citizens serving the public good. http://www.du.edu/housing/sustainability/index.html

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

The Center for Sustainability publishes a host of how-to guides and top-10-tips for living more sustainable lives. These are available on the website and at all Center for Sustainability events. http://du.edu/sustainability/reports-and-resources
Interested people can subscribe to our green list-serv by sending an email to green-list-subscribe@du.edu.

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