Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.22
Liaison Mei May
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at San Antonio
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Mei L May
Director Office of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
#makeUTSAwalkable

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

the Office of Sustainability wrote a grant to the TXDOT Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Funds (CMAQ). We were awarded $339.000 for a bicycle and pedestrian policy initiative.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Air & Climate
Transportation

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Rooftop Retrofit of 9.5 acres of impervious cover Environmental Science Department

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

$1,057,410 for Low Impact Development Water Quality Basin from San Antonio retrofits 9.5 acres of previously untreated impervious cover over the Edwards Aquifer. A grant from the City of San Antonio 1/8th% sales tax to UTSA's Environmental Science department for research and study of anthropogenic effects of stormwater runoff and treatment.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Grounds
Water

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
$50,000 for Tree Canopy replacement

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

Office of Sustainability wrote and received a grant from the City of San Antonio to provide $50,000 toward tree canopy. The City of San Antonio tree mitigation fund allowed for 45 trees to be added to the UTSA Campuses for walkability, air quality, and shade value.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Transportation

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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