Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.49
Liaison Sarah Burke
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sarah Burke
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Affairs
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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):

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. It is intended as a one-stop clearinghouse of sustainability information.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The sustainability newsletter provides up-to-date information about sustainability activities occurring at UNO and in the City of Omaha.


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 UNO Sustainability has Facebook and a Twitter account


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:

Regular coverage is afforded sustainability efforts and events on campus. Though there is not a columnist or column assigned to sustainability, regular coverage is given. The sustainability website contains a news section that includes all of the known articles produced by The Gateway (along with all sustainability news stories created by the University Communication office).

http://www.unomaha.edu/sustainability/news-updates.php


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:

While not solely for sustainability research, the Research and Creative Activity Fair is an annual, student-centered showcase of scholastic endeavors and achievements. The fair is open to all students from all disciplines and departments and allows students to showcase their work as demonstrations/exhibits, oral presentations, performances, and posters.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

A building dashboard was created for Mammel Hall (the LEED Gold Certified home of the College of Business). The touchscreen dashboard allows users to see in real time data in regards to energy, water, and waste for the building.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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:

UNO Food Services & Catering advertises that a product they are serving is from a local vendor.


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:

Mammel Hall has signage in its rain gardens explaining the purpose and impact of this type of landscape management as a strategy for stormwater management and sustainable landscaping.

The Biomechanics Research Building has signage about the Buffalograss planted around/behind the building explaining the benefits of planting native/drought resistant plants.


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?:
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 Sustainability website provides information on the alternative transportation options available to the University. This information is also included in the Welcome Guide (provided to all new students at orientation) and is presented on during New Employee Orientation.


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 University provides bike safety information and a list of the bike rack locations on campus.


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:

While limited, a Move-In Guide is provided to all on campus residents that includes information about transportation options on and off campus. Resident guides also provide information about recycling and energy/water conservation.

Dodge Housing: https://issuu.com/unomavs/docs/uno-move-in-2016/1
Scott Campus: https://issuu.com/unodsa/docs/2016-scotthousing-move-in-guide-pag/1


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?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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