Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.25
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Meredith Moore
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment sends out a weekly electronic newsletter on Tuesday mornings. Items are received from various stakeholders for inclusion in this mailing. Major sections of the newsletter include 1) Seminars/Conferences/Workshops; 2) Course Offerings; 3) Funding Opportunities; 4) Other Announcements


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

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

Low-mow zones and pollinator pockets are clearly labeled on campus to promote and protect pollinator habits. Additionally, each of our LEED buildings has signage that highlights the green features. For example, the Business Instructional Facility has a large electronic, interactive monitor where visitors can review each of the green features of the building. Each new renovation or construction provides signage telling about the green features.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Wellness walk themed around sustainability initiatives on campus.


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/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

At University housing, all resident advisors are trained in green living practices, and they in turn encourage the students to incorporate sustainability into their lives.


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

Q Magazine features outstanding articles by U of I students, most of them enrolled in the Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Writing (CEW), a joint venture of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE), the School for Earth, Society, and Environment (SESE), and the English Department.

The Green Observer is a student-run newspaper devoted to reporting on environmental issues. A new issue is published twice per year.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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