Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Rochester
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Amy Kadrie
Recycling Coordinator
Facilities
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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):

The University of Rochester Sustainability Website includes a description of the University's commitment to sustainability. It provides links and contact information for the different student and faculty organizations, and links to the different sustainability achievements and initiatives at the University of Rochester.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Compost is a monthly publication which provides tools, tips and resources about sustainable practices on campus.


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:

UR Sustainable has platforms on Facebook, Twitterm and Instagram that regularly post helpful sustainability tips as well as promotes local communities. They also post links to sustainability related articles to educate students about different sustainability initiatives on campus as well as around the world.


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:

However, bi-weekly Go Green articles are in included in the student email newsletter, The Report.


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:

The University of Rochester's Journal of Undergraduate Research is released each semester and publishes outstanding original student research in any field, including sustainability.


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?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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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:

The University of Rochester, as part of the Pride of New York program, makes a tremendous effort to include more locally grown food in their dining options. These local offerings are clearly labeled, as are the vegan and vegetarian options that are made available at every dining hall.


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:
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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:

University of Rochester Facilities and Services offers an online guide to educate students, visitors, and faculty/staff about the various sustainable transportation options offered at the University. The site includes a short description and information about taking advantage of each option.


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:

Both the Medical Center and the River campus have maps available to employees and students to show where all of the bicycle racks are on campus. Brochures about bicycle safety and how safely load and unload your bike from a shuttle are also available. Bicycle safety workshops sponsored by the NY State Bike Coalition are are offered to University members as well.


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:

All students are exposed to the Eco-boards, which are installations created and maintained by the EcoReps in order to educate students on how to minimize their environmental impact living in university housing.


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:

The Green Dandelion is a sustainability-focused blog maintained by the University of Rochester Facilities and Services. It discusses broader environmental issues in addition to specific initiatives and advances.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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