Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date June 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Thea Junt
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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 No
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 No
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 No
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 No

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The central sustainability website features information on the composting, recycling, water conservation and green building programs at UT Dallas.


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

The UT Dallas Office of Sustainability currently operates a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account.

Twitter - @utdfacilities
Instagram - @utdfacilities
Facebook - @utdallasfacilities


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:

UT Dallas has multiple outlets for disseminating information on student research. The Renewable Energy and Vehicular Technology Lab showcases current and past research on their website, including publications.

http://www.utdallas.edu/research/REVT/index.html

The campus News Center publishes and disseminates student research.


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 :

The Student Services Buildings, which is LEED Platinum, showcases the official U.S. Green Building Council signage within the building. Handout pages that highlight green building features are provided during LEED tours.


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

UT Dallas installed signage that designates the composting operations site. Brochures regarding the university composting program is distributed at campus events and activities. In addition, the campus has a Monarch Waystation with official signage indicating participation in the International Monarch Waystation Registry.


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 sustainability walking map and tour highlights various green programs while offering insight into campus driving routes, building identification and quick facts.


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:

UT Dallas offers students, staff, and faculty many opportunities to learn about alternative methods of transportation to and from the main campus. From the bus systems to offering car-sharing programs, the guide is accessible online and in-person.

http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2012/9/10-19531_New-Transportation-Options-Make-it-Easier-to-Get-A_article-wide.html

http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2013/4/22-23291_New-GPS-System-Helps-Riders-Track-Bus-Locations-Fr_article-wide.html?WT.mc_id=NewsHomePage


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:

Campus information signage is placed in high pedestrian and bicycle traffic areas.

http://www.utdallas.edu/services/transit/skate/


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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Within the UT Dallas housing experience, the resident handbook has a page on how to properly dispose and recycle used materials.


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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 provides on and off coverage of UT Dallas sustainability initiatives. For example, habitat restoration and upcycling events have received coverage in the past years.


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:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

For university events and activities, the Office of Sustainability provides handouts that include information regarding active recycling and sustainability programs at UT Dallas. In addition, the Office of Sustainability also provides contact information in the event that anyone has any questions regarding the programs.


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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):

Create your own Guide to UT Dallas is a personalized publication that students can design to learn about their own adventure in college. The publication guides a student through the academic and student programs, and then sends them a fully personalized magazine. This guide has resulted in a significant reduction in mass mailing and increased the connection prospective students feel towards UT Dallas. Sustainability is one of the experiences students can personalize in their guide.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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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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