Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.19
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Texas at Austin
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 4.00 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

YES - website of the University Operations Office of Sustainability
http://www.utexas.edu/operations/sustainability/

The UT Environmental Science Institute also maintains a list of resources at
http://www.esi.utexas.edu/sustainability/index.html


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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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 :

The AT&T Education and Conference Center, accredited as LEED-NB Gold, has internal signage pointing out building features. The new Norman Hackerman Building and Student Activity Center, which will be accredited LEED Silver (NB) at minimum, will also have internal signage. Both will be open in 2010. The School of Architecture has installed a Thermal Lab (http://soa.utexas.edu/csd/research/experimental-research) which has extensive educational material/signage available.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Local and organic foods are indicated at food stations; information about composting and sustainable materials is available at the waste stations, and information about sustainability programming and purchasing is posted at entryways and on each dining room table.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Working on it.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

UT Parking & Transportation distributes Capital Metro guides and Bike UT guides daily through its "Kickstand" mobile information station and website. PTS also brings these guides to any event it participates in, such as the annual staff-oriented "Health Fair" put on by the Recreational Sports division.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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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 regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

The Daily Texan assigns the "campus beat" to a senior reporter. In 2009-2010, the Daily Texan covered sustainability and environmental programming almost weekly. One of the opinion columnists was a graduate student in Earth Science, and a regular beat reporter attended all campus sustainability events, and published occasional stories on recycling and UT's performance on the sustainability report card.
www.dailytexanonline.com


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