Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date April 26, 2024

STARS v2.2

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?:

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:
Our Sustainability Newsletter is sent on a monthly basis and includes a calendar of events, education, programming and news, and other information as needed. Students and employees can subscribe at https://greenu.miami.edu/about-us/newsletter-subscription/index.htm

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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
The Student Government ECO Agency and the Office of Sustainability established a plan for the installation of LEED educational signage in every new LEED certified building on our campus. We started with two recently-certified buildings (at the time of program launch), the School of Nursing and Health Studies Simulation Hospital (LEED Silver), and the Frost School of Music Studios (LEED Platinum).

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
We have a Green Map published on our website that can be used in conjunction with a tour that can be scheduled with the Office of Sustainability, or can be used as a resource for a class project. This map shows locations for all green features on campus. Our P100 tours to UM include the following points: 1) At the food court, re: a dashboard kiosk: ""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."" 2) At School of Music Technology Library, re: recycling bins: ""This campus recycles and is committed to sustainable living. Every new building here is built green. We have 17 LEED certified buildings, and the 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."" 3) At Lake Osceola: ""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. https://greenu.miami.edu/topics/curriculum/faculty-resources/index.html https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1OfMgsSKpFRbAu0CBe-Ejz9br780J0kcZ&ll=25.71668715360365%2C-80.28326200855942&z=16

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:
Student Government's ECO Agency has published a Green Living Guide for ways that students can live sustainably on campus. In addition to this, all Housing and Residential Life screens have slide that showcases five tips on green living in the dorms. UM also has a residential student educator program called ECO Reps, detailed in EN-1. https://greenu.miami.edu/_assets/images/programs/green-guide2019.jpg"

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
On-campus Sustainability resources page for students and staff (https://greenu.miami.edu/programs/green-housing/index.html). New sustainability programs and announcements are also featured in the campus-wide Communications newsletter, News @ the U - typically in the "Things To Know This Week" column. Lastly, we have virtual tours for several LEED-certified buildings on campus that were prepared by a dedicated student. These virtual tours offer 180 degree views of significant sustainability features on the buildings, along with in-depth information about how those features contribute to resource conservation.

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