Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.35
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Rochester
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 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

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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
The Compost is a monthly publication which provides tools, tips and resources about sustainable practices on campus. Facilities and Services manages a sustainability blog (http://blogs.rochester.edu/thegreendandelion/) and social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The UR Sustainable platform on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram regularly post helpful sustainability tips as well as promotes local communities.

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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
We recently had a student design contest where we picked some of the best designs and used them for signs for our Big Belly trash compactors. We are also working on getting more signage for our low-mow areas and rain gardens, including QR codes leading to more information.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
The University has a tree tour map available at https://urochester.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=643bedf828dd4303beca5bf989cc108b. We have a larger sustainability map that includes hydration stations, outdoor recycling containers, and other features. https://urochester.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/minimalist/index.html?appid=110c36d48a634a3eaea4ae827798dfd2

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/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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.

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

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