Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.27
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date July 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Texas at Arlington
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
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 Yes
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 University of Texas at Arlington is utilizing innovative, real‑world solutions to address how we use, conserve, and renew resources. Our commitments begin with developing and nurturing responsible Eco-stewardship for the future. Investing in today and helping create technology for tomorrow. One world, in balance, one person at a time.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

UTA promotes sustainability by providing the newsletter and other information online (and not printing)
The website is updated on daily basis with the latest story and news and events.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

MavsGoGreen ISGI
@MavsGoGreen and Mavsgogreen facebook page


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The Campus Newspaper- The Shorthorn, online newsletter called Trailblazer, websites, fb pages and twitter


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

There are signage/plaques places in the Engineering Research Building for LEED Gold, College Park for LEED Gold, the SITES certification for the Green at College Park


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

The University Sustainability Committee in collaboration with the Dining Services purchased and displayed sign holder with message about Green Dining in the Cafeteria to educate students about some of the measures the University is adopting to promote Sustainability in the Dining Services.
This included information about the Vegetarian and Vegan Stations, Reusable Mugs, Composting, etc


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

There are signage on campus to showcase sustainable landscape.


The website URL for 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 office of sustainability offers tour of the Green at College Park as part of educational and training events with local groups, non profit organizations, and landscape architects.
http://www.uta.edu/campusrec/facilities/college-park.php


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

The University Sustainability Committee provides information about the alternatives to transportation like the Car Sharing Program, Ride Sharing program, etc through the website of the Office of Sustainability


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

James Richards and Taner Özdil, UT Arlington landscape architecture associate professors, presented new hike-and-bike trail plans to the Midlothian parks board, the Waxahachie Daily Light reported. Board members are asking the public to weigh in on the proposed system at its next meeting on April 13. UT Arlington and North Central Texas Council of Governments officials worked on the plan. - See more at: https://www.uta.edu/news/in-the-news/2015/03/12.php#sthash.FIIqwVhC.dpuf


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The residence hall are provided with a recycling bin when the students move in. The TV monitors in the halls run information about programs like car sharing to educate them about sustainability programs on campus.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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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 campus newspaper- The Shorthorn has a reporter assigned to cover the Sustainability beat on a daily basis. The newspaper promotes and educates the students, faculty, and staff with the sustainability initiatives on campus.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

The Office of Sustainability constantly designs and prints brochures and posters about various (old and new) programs and hands them out during various outreach events on campus like Earth day, Activities Fair Day, etc and also included in meetings and presentations to outside entities


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

Information about the Sustainability Programs is given to Alumni through the Alumni newsletter, included in the information packets of office of Development to be handed out to donors.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

We produce a sustainability report (GRI) report


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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