Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.18
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date April 3, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Medical School
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Suzanne Wood
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Managment
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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 (optional):

UMass Medical School's central sustainability website highlights sustainable aspects of the organization 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 is doing for sustainability and how they can participate in making the organization more sustainable.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The University publishes a bimonthly sustainability e-newsletter sent out to everyone with an @umassmed.edu email address. 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.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

UMass Medical School's Sustainability program utilizes both Facebook and Twitter to promote campus events.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

Information on sustainable food options is including as part of Sodexo's mindful program. The marketing for this program is updated throughout the year. Additionally, NexDine the current dining services vendor, promotes their collaboration with the Worcester FoodHUB clearly identifying what food was sourced locally through this collaboration.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

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


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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