Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.84
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date Nov. 29, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

University of Massachusetts Medical School
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 4.00 Suzanne Edmunds
Environmental Health & Safety
Environmental Health & Safety
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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:

UMass Medical School's central sustainability website highlights sustainable aspects of the organizations ranging from building properties to campus recycling to transportation. The website is designed to engage faculty, students, and staff to learn more about what the University if doing for sustainability and how they can participate in making the organization more sustainable.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The university publishes a bimonthly sustainability newsletter. The newsletter highlights new sustainability projects, accomplishments, and events. The newsletter also provides helpful resources to faculty, staff, and students to help them reduce their environmental impact. The newsletter further engages members of the UMMS community to get involved with sustainability in the organization by tracking progress towards our sustainability goals.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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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 :

Panel display in the front lobby discussing the Growing Green program, including recycling and energy efficiency.


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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:

There is signage and brochures available in the cafeteria.


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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 Growing Green website has a section on transportation with provides employees with information with regards to the alternative transportation services available. These services include MBTA Bus line, the MassRides Program, and NuRide ride matching service. Additional information is available through the UMass Medical School intranet Parking web page.


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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):
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