Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.45
Liaison Kristina Hughes
Submission Date May 10, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Nebraska at Omaha
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Patrick Wheeler
Environmental Advocate/Sustainability Champion
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems No
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience No
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
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A brief description of the central sustainability website:

This site was created to consolidate information and inform our campus community and stakeholders what has been done, what is being done, and where to go for additional information in each of several sustainability sectors. it is intended as a one-stop clearinghouse of sustainability information.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

facebook

(formerly GreenUNO: https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenuno/)


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Yes. These too would be published on our main website, with "student initiatives." See link below.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

A building dashboard was created for Mammel Hall, our College of Business Administration home (and our first LEED certified building (gold!). It is intended as a prototype for across campus as time allows.


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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

Mammel Hall (LEED Gold) has signage in its rain gardens, explaining the purpose and impact of this type of land management as a strategy for storm water management and sustainable landscaping.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Alternative means of transit are discussed and encouraged by bicycle, carpooling and Metro Transit.

http://www.unomaha.edu/bicycling/


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

UNO has three bike sharing programs and encourages other sustainable transit options (including walking). The most consolidated bike/ped information is at the URL listed below.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

Regular coverage is afforded sustainability efforts on campus, as sustainability is one of our five priority areas. They also cover related events. Though there is not a columnist or column (per se) assigned to sustainability, regular coverage is given. The most recent columnist to report multiple sustainability related stories is Nicholas Sauma. A story from March of 2013 is linked below.


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