Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date Sept. 18, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
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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 No
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
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 No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The website contains information about staffing, internship opportunities, Campus Sustainability Plan 2010, Climate Action Plan 2012, and links to other relevant programs (e.g. Recycling Office, NinerGreen).


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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:

The Sustainability Office maintains accounts on Facebook (unccsustainability) and Twitter (UNCCsustain).


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

The EPIC building has an interactive kiosk and video displays explaining green features of the LEED Gold Building. Center City Building (LEED Gold) has signage explaining the rainwater harvesting, treatment and re-use.


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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Chartwells produced and distributed an infographic to explain local food, sustainable seafood, and reducing food waste. It covers on campus dining, but also provides advice for shopping and eating at home.


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

Signs around the LEED Gold EPIC Building explain stormwater treatment and harvesting, including explanations of raingardens as a landscaping approach. The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens maintains the Mellichamp Native Plants Terrace to demonstrate the use of native plants in landscaping.


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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Parking and Transportation Services maintains information about alternative transportation (transit buses, shuttles, vehicle sharing, carpooling, and bicycle parking) on its website and printed map brochures.


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

An interactive campus map was launched in 2015 that include the ability to get directions and generate a map for routes optimized for walking, biking, and transit. The tool is available for phones and tablets. Layers include bike rack locations, greenway paths, shuttle stops and routes, and the locations of light rail stations that are under construction.


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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

The University published its first Annual Report in March, 2015. It was produced in a magazine format entitled "Thrive", published online and promoted through the university homepage. A limited number of hard copies were printed for distribution to campus waiting areas, student lounges, and staff lounges.


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