Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

UQ has active sustainability Facebook and Instagram social media with approx. 10,000 followers on Facebook and 3,000 on Instagram.
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UQSustainability
Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/uqsustainability/

There are a number of newsletters including:
UQ Update weekly newsletter https://staff.uq.edu.au/update
Green Office Newsletter
Green Labs Newsletter

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

The UQ Sustainability Walk features destination signage at almost 40 featured locations (see more details under the Sustainability May section).

Over 60 Water refill stations are branded with Sustainability signage across campus.

Extensive temporary signage is displayed in key pedestrian locations in the lead up to and throughout UQ Sustainability Week.

The Take the Stairs campaign includes signage across campus at elevator landings and within the elevator carriages, encouraging people to Take the Stairs.

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The sustainability walk at St Lucia campus showcases almost 40 sustainability destinations featuring some of the sustainability initiatives and cutting edge research works. These destinations highlight the beautiful grounds abundant with native birds, animals and aquatic species.

The walk is flexible to enable students, staff and visitors to choose their own path to link the destinations, to visit the sites related to a specific theme or simply visit one or two sites of interest.

Gatton Environmental Park includes a walking track within 10-hectare bushland park along Lake Galletly featuring animal shelters, bird-watching hides and a re-vegetated native forest.

UQ Maps lists key locations on campus including sustainable infrastructure such as solar, bicycle facilities, water refill stations, public transport facilities, community and bush tucker gardens as well as diversity and equitable access facilities such as parenting rooms, gender neutral toilets etc.

Hosted tours are also held examples include:
Bush Tucker Garden tour
Global Change Institute building tours
Wildlife and bird watching walking tours
Solar facilities tours

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

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

UQ's Green Residents program supports the 11 residential colleges on campus which are independently owned and managed.

The program includes a assessment survey to identify current sustainability performance and plan for improvements as well as posters and factsheets on sustainable living on campus
Please refer to the Posters & Factsheets tab, then scroll to the Green Residents materials

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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