Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.46
Liaison Brian Pullen
Submission Date March 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brian Pullen
Sustainability Planner
Facilities Services
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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 Sustainability website has information on the Office of Sustainability, it's employees and it's responsibilities. It also has Sustainability information about USFSP in the following areas: Climate/Energy, Waste Management, Water Efficiency, Transportation Alternatives, Green Buildings, Green Purchasing. The sustainability website has a get involved page showing the different clubs and ways students can get involved in sustainability activities on and off campus. Lastly it offers an academics page featuring the sustainability related programs, and a news page with sustainability news at USFSP.

Sustainable Campus
Get Involved
Academics
News


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The sustainability newsletter is sent out at least once a month describing sustainability news at USFSP, specifically information from the sustainability related student clubs and organizations, as well as some outside news and sustainability fun facts. It is sent to an email list that keeps growing anytime sustainability related clubs and organizations have events.


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 website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

There is a dedicated section of the paper each week that is for sustainable news or education.


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?:
Yes

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

There is an open access archive of all student research which is then presented at a research symposium.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

Green buildings at USFSP have signage detailing the specific green building attributes, for example the mount of recycled materials used, or how the fixtures save water.


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?:
No

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

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

Both our native plant butterfly garden and bayboro food forest explain the native plants and practices being used.


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:

Our Transporttion alternatives page on the Sustainablity website hasall the alternatives modes of transportation that USFSP offers.


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)? :
No

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

Students are given a sustainability guide about recycling options on campus as well as encouraged to lessen shower times, turn off lights, and use sustainable AC temperatures


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

There is a page on the sustainability website that offers sustainability job and internship information and opportunities.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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