Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.77
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date May 15, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Miami
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and 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 (optional):
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The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Monthly newsletter: Sections on Get involved, Calendar of events, Education, Programs and News


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:

Green U Facebook page, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram accounts available on the website


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

Miami Hurricane is the paper and online student newspaper, Ibis News is the online Newsletter for students. Green U and ECO articles are regularly published in both.
Sustainability programs and events get also promoted through UMTV and 90.5 UM Radio


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce 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 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, The Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and the College of Engineering all have websites where sustainability research is published.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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:

UM Dining Services posts information about Sustainable food at the entrance of the dining halls on a regular basis.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

Lake Osceola and the Gifford Arboretum both have complete ecological education signage.
Our Coffee ground collection program also have signage in strategic spots of campus.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Our P100 tours to UM include the following points:
Point 1
In front of the first entrance of Food court, pointing at the dashboard Kiosk in front of the Outtake:
"The kiosk you can see inside displays an energy dashboard connected to the Solar panel system which is on top of the Hurricane Food Court.
Our student government organization ECO Agency installed this 20 KW system to educate students on Renewable energy. It offsets 15% of the court’s load. To get involved with green projects like this, you have 2 main options: apply to the ECO board or intern with Green U, our office of sustainability. You can get all the info at miami.edu/greenu."

Point 2
Recycling bins in front of School of Music Technology Library:
"This campus recycles and is committed to sustainable living. Every new building here is built green. We have 13 LEED certified buildings, and the new Frost School of Music building that you see over there is LEED platinum. Among its multiple green features it collects rain water to flush toilets. If you want to learn more, get in touch with Green U, our Office of Sustainability."

Point 3
Lake Osceola Signs getting closer to Hecht-Stanford:
"UM takes special care of its landscaping. This campus has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA from the nationally renown Arbor Day Foundation. Lake Osceola is an historic part of Coral Gables, and the Signs you see will help you learn more about its ecology. They were designed and installed by the student government ECO Agency. If you want to get involved, you should check their Facebook page or visit miami.edu/greenu


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:

Our Department of Parking and Transportation has a guide to alternative modes of transportation on campus. It provides information on public transit discount program, carpooling programs, bike free locker program, car share programs, and other tips.


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)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

The U walk and U Bike programs offers guidelines for safety and bike repair on campus
http://www.miami.edu/ref/index.php/parking_and_transportation/transportation_options/a_guide_to_pedestrian_safety/


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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 incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

We publish a green living guide and all the Housing and Residential Life screens have a 5 tips on how to go green in the dorms.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

Green Guide to UM for students and staff. It provides an overview of sustainability initiatives at the U


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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