Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2012
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STARS v1.0

University of Kentucky
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Shane Tedder Tedder
Sustainability Coordinator
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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The University of Kentucky is committed to sustainable development and to graduating students who are prepared to be responsible global citizens. In our research, our curriculum, our facilities and our operations we are working to foster an institutional culture of sustainability. Through this website we are striving to communicate and connect the widespread, ongoing efforts and programs at the University of Kentucky. We hope that this sites serves as an effective gateway to our sustainably-oriented initiatives and efforts. If you have trouble finding information on any topic please contact Shane Tedder at shane.tedder@uky.edu.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Published monthly and distributed to 143 faculty, students and staff. Both paper and electronic versions are available. The archives of the newsletter can be found at the below URL.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

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

The department of Undergraduate Research offers resources, funding and faculty support to students interested in research. The Tracey Farmer Institute for Sustainability further supports students with an interest in sustainability related research. Publishing options are available through both of these organizations.


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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 :

The buildings impacted by the new Campus Energy Savings Project have a brief description of the plan in common areas. There are plans to have energy savings kiosks that allow students to understand the full impacts of the project.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

‘Kentucky Proud’ signage denotes which food is sourced locally, the below website also outlines the sustainability efforts of the Dinning Services.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

The on campus parking authority has organized a guide to alternative transit that includes information on biking, walking and public transit near campus.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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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

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

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The Office of Sustainability produces and distributes a monthly sustainability e-news update.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

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The Office of Sustainability maintains a Facebook fan page to outreach via social media.


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