Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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University of Oregon
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Eric Beeler
Student Sustainability Coalition Coordinator
Erb Memorial Union
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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 Yes
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 Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
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 Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The UO's sustainability website, "Sustainable Oregon," is managed by the Office of Sustainability. It promotes sustainability research on campus, student groups, outreach activities, and all of the activities, news and resources related to sustainability on campus.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Student Sustainability Center publishes a weekly newsletter. The newsletter focuses on sustainability events and initiatives at the university and in the local community.


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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

The Office of Sustainability has an active Twitter handle that is used to campus sustainability issues.


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

Scholars' Bank is the open access repository for the intellectual work of faculty, students and staff at the University of Oregon. It is searchable by keyword, so sustainability-related student research, of which there is a lot, can be easily found.


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

Many UO buildings have a live Dashboard showing live energy and water consumption data and sustainability information about those buildings.


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

UO Dining has signange in many of their facilities that identifies ingredients that come from local producers. The signage has information on the producer and their sustainability practices.


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

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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The UO has a 60 to 90 minute self-guided sustainability walking tour brochure, which includes a tour map. The tour takes visitors on a 2 mile route that highlights our most important sustainably-designed buildings and sustainability-oriented programs.


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

The UO Department of Parking and Transportation website includes information on how to use alternative methods of transportation. These methods include car share, bicycling, and use of the community bus system.


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

The UO has an online bicycle map.


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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

University of Oregon has a partnership with Chinook Book. They produce a customized app that offers a set of coupouns which encourage students and faculty to buy from local merchants. All merchants featured on the app sell local, organic, and other green products and services. The app also offers tips on green living.


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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:

The UO Daily Emerald does not have a regular sustainability column, but sustainability is frequently featured in the Daily Emerald. The UO does have a reporter whose regular beat is specific to sustainability, health, business and science & technology news.


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

The UO's School of Law publishes a quarterly Environmental and Natural Resources Law newsletter.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
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A brief description of this material (2nd material):

The UO Environmental Studies graduate students produce and publish a journal on an annual basis.The term “ecotone” was selected to connote the rich diversity of perspectives on environmental issues from different disciplines. The journal provides a venue for communication and exchange within the Environmental Studies Program—among undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni—and facilitates cross-campus dialogue between disciplines and departments. The Ecotone hopes to engage this community in ongoing dialogue through its paper and online publications. To this end, The Ecotone, serves as a venue for sharing professional interests, discussing environment


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