Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.64
Liaison Sustainability Office
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Shanna Eller
Sustainability Coordinator for Operations
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):
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The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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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 UNCG Office of Sustainability has accounts on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Although there is no regular vehicle to publish student work, UNCG publishes a "UNCG Research" magazine and sustainability research is often featured in the undergraduate research and creativity expo.
https://utlc.uncg.edu/ursco/expo


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 :

Educational signage is included in UNCG's LEED certified buildings.


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:

UNCG Dining Services capitalizes on multiple opportunities inside the Fountain View Dining Hall to communicate about sustainability and wellness issues related to food systems and choices. Signage is posted at point of service and waste disposal locations especially. Information is also available online.


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?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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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:
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:

Parking Operations and Campus Access Management at UNCG has made information about alternative transportation options available online. Options for students and employees are detailed, including public transportation, walking, cycling, carpooling, and car sharing (ZipCar). The site links to a commuter cost calculator, which helps commuters estimate their potential cost savings from various transportation options.


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 Parking Operations and Campus Access Management website has links to multiple tools and organizations related to navigation and educational for bicyclists and pedestrians.


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:

The UNCG voluntary Green Room program has a simple checklist of sustainable practices.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

In summer 2017 and again in winter 2018, the Sustainability Office sent to all students who would be new campus residents the following term a set of four weekly emails with robust information about: sustainability definition; how to recycle; sustainable transportation; reuse opportunities; sustainable electronics; thrift stores; local food; the UNCG Green Fund; Green Room certification; student groups; water cisterns; tree campus USA; UNCG wetlands; and UNCG pollinator gardens.


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