Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.37
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Lowell
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Craig Thomas
Assistant Director
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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 Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy coordinates a major presence on major social media platforms with support from the Office of Sustainability, including @SustainableUML on Twitter and sustainableuml on Instagram.

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

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

All LEED Certified buildings have the relevant plaque prominently displayed in high traffic areas. The Office of Sustainability, working with Facilities management and art students have developed signage that highlights specific sustainability features in buildings. University Crossing for example, includes signage related to daylight harvesting technology, green roofs, and FSC certified wood. Recent additions include educational signage for the pollinator habitats installed around campus.

Details on these projects are included on the main sustainability page at https://www.uml.edu/sustainability/

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Transportation Services, Campus Recreation and the Bike Shop at UMass Lowell worked together to development a bicycle and walking map tour, which was part of the 2019 upgraded Silver Designation as a bike friendly univeristy. Of note, the Outdoor Education Programs developed sustainability-themed kayak tours of the Merrimack River that are open to the public and campus community from the UMass Lowell boathouse, which include an annual river clean-up.

Bicycle information: https://www.uml.edu/bike/

Kayak center: https://www.uml.edu/CampusRecreation/programs/Kayak-Center/Programs/

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:

The Office of Sustainability worked with a student on a senior capstone project to create a sustainability guide for campus. The guide includes sustainability features and programs on campus as well as tips in different content areas for students, faculty, and staff to increase their sustainable actions. In addition, there are QR codes that link to useful resources throughout the guide.

The guide can be found on the Office of Sustainability webpage:

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

The UMass Lowell Facilities Department has developed a series of publications regarding energy conservation such as: Summer Energy and Sustainability Tips, Measurable Steps to Become Carbon Neutral, and Appliance Energy Use.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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