Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.87
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kevin Kirsche
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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 UGA Office of Sustainability distributes a "Sustainable UGA Weekly Update" on the "SustainableUGA" listserv. This weekly email provides information about events & upcoming opportunities for community participation, as well as general announcements related to the UGA/Athens sustainability community.

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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
UGA Camp The Campus Sustainability Signage Project includes interpretive signs in the campus landscape designed to 1) educate the campus community and visitors regarding innovative features and practices implemented at UGA, and 2) inspire students and citizens to incorporate sustainable practices into their own work and lives. A display in the main lobby of UGA’s Science Library communicates benefits of a visible green roof immediately outside of the lobby. An EcoScreen building dashboard in the main lobby of the Jackson Street Building provides information on sustainable site design strategies, as well as other green building elements which contribute to the building’s LEED-Gold rating. Throughout University Housing, signage is used to encourage composting, recycling, reduce water use, and reminders to turn off lights. These signs also provide education as to what items can be recycled/composted.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
The Office of Sustainability website provides a "Campus as a Living Lab" virtual tour which highlights sustainable features on the University of Georgia Athens campus, designed to function as a living laboratory where sustainability is researched, taught, practices, and continually refined. https://sustainability.uga.edu/community-engagement/virtual-tour/ In addition, the University of Georgia is designated as a Campus Arboretum and Tree Campus USA, a point of pride for anyone who has visited, lived, worked, or studied on its campus. Stately, noble trees provide human scale, a sense of place, cooling shade, and tranquility to students, faculty, staff and visitors. A series of virtual Campus Arboretum Walking Tours are available at https://sustainability.uga.edu/community-engagement/campus-arboretum/.

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:
UGA Housing provides up-to-date information on how sustainability can be incorporated into the residential experience, including hall programming on its website. The UGA Office of Sustainability website also provides information on sustainability in UGA Housing, plus information on Health and Wellness, Transportation, Student Involvement opportunities, and other ways students can incorporate sustainability into their residential college experience. Additionally, Eco-Reps in each hall Community Council regularly lead programming and lessons that introduce residential students to new ways to incorporate sustainability into day-to-day residential life. (See Student Educators section for more info on this.) https://housing.uga.edu/site/about_sustainability

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

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