Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Missouri
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Srinivasan Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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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):

The university has two websites devoted to sustainability efforts. One is maintained by the MU Sustainability Office and the other is devoted to student-oriented sustainability initiatives and maintained by Student Life: http://environmentalleadership.missouri.edu/


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Sustain Mizzou sends out a weekly e-newsletter through MailChimp that includes tips on living sustainably and highlights campus and community events related to sustainability, such as film screenings, e-waste drives and general meetings.


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:

The Sustainability Office, Environmental Leadership Office and Sustain Mizzou all use Facebook to share sustainability related events and messages.


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:

The Maneater regularly covers sustainability related topics, and articles can be easily accessed through the Maneater website by searching keywords/tags such as "sustainability"


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:

Footprint is a sustainable living magazine published by Sustain Mizzou and includes articles on sustainability and research related to sustainability.

The Office of Undergraduate Research publishes student research on sustainability and highlights student awards related to research.


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:

-Going Trayless: program implemented by the dining halls that eliminated the use of trays.

-Earthright: publication put together by the campus dining service that educates on food waste and includes tips to reduce waste.

-Signage on waste receptacles to discern between recyclable materials and landfill materials

-Local to Missouri: identifies local foods


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:

Mizzou Botanic Garden has joined the Missouri Botanical Garden's Center for Home Gardening and Powell Gardens by bringing to your attention a large selection of plants considered worthy of planting, yet underutilized in the home landscape. Known as Plants of Merit, these plants are marked by signs. They have been selected because of their consistently high performance in the areas of:

pest resistance
growth characteristics
adaptability to a variety of growing conditions
ease of maintenance

Professional horticulturists are continually evaluating new plants and adding to the list each year. By displaying and labeling the Plants of Merit, we hope to increase their appreciation and use in the mid-Missouri home landscape.

-Native Plant Garden--plants native to Missouri


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:

There are a few options:

1) MU's award winning Power Plant frequently offers tours of its facility

2) The Tree Trails are a part of the Mizzou Botanic Garden's mission to provide educational opportunities for the campus community and its visitors. The campus boasts many gardens and horticultural diversity to be enjoyed by all.

The trails consist of three loops — the Jesse Hall Loop, through the historic Francis Quadrangle; the Lowry Mall Loop, centering on Ellis Library and areas popular with students; and the Memorial Union Loop, which meanders among early 20th century white limestone buildings.

Trees on each loop are identified by sequentially numbered plaques. The numbers on the plaques correspond to loop numbers. The number of trees, approximate distance and walking times are shown at the top of each loop map.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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 University encourages and promotes many sustainable transportation practices including but not limited to biking, shared-car programs, bus services, and use of alternative fuel vehicles.


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 Bike Resource Center strives to make bicycles a safe and affordable option for commuting, to reduce environmental impact through the use of non-motorized transportation, and to encourage personal health through exercise.

The BRC sets up its free repair shop in the heart of campus (weather permitting). In addition to fixing bikes, representatives from the BRC educate bikers about safety, routes and other resources.


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:

Each residence hall has its own sustainability coordinator. They serve as liaisons to connect residents with sustainable initiatives and resources on campus.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

Environmental online magazine which provides an easily accessible path to sustainability.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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