Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.38
Liaison Jennifer Martel
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of the Fraser Valley
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
The UFV Office of Sustainability (OoS) is focused on bringing a pan-institutional approach of holistic sustainability to UFV. Much of the work includes creating initiatives, increasing awareness and education about environmental, social, and economic sustainability, and coordinating and tracking UFV's institutional-wide sustainability efforts. Established as its own department in the spring of 2021, the team has been working to navigate sustainability at UFV, finding out what is being done, who to collaborate with, and how to ensure everyone has the ability to learn more about sustainability and drive change. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainableufv/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sustainableufv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SustainableUFV%20 Sustainability Newsletter: The Office of Sustainability’s Newsletter is delivered once a month to bring attention to various ongoings to the recipients. Its main purpose is a regular engagement opportunity between the Office of Sustainability and those that are involved or interested in sustainability. Consistently featured in the newsletter is a Sustainable Tip of the Month, typically chosen based on the month or time of the year to make it relevant to people’s lives. Additionally, a sustainable initiative on campus will be highlighted to bring it to people’s attention and to recognize the efforts of those taking action to make a difference at UFV. Any events that are related to one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or any of the three pillars of sustainability are featured in the newsletter when available. Sustainability newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/2a2933cf14ca/sustainability-newsletter-july2022

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
UFV has a broad range of sustainability signage on campus, including signage related to: - the FeedBC program and sourcing of local ingredients in campus food service providers - waste reduction strategies, statistics, and orientation - general information about the Office of Sustainability - information related to ongoing outreach events, surveys, or programs such as the EcoChallenge

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
The UFV Sustainability map has indicators for EV Parking, Ink cartridge recycling, Battery recycling and Water fill stations for locating them around the campus. https://www.canva.com/design/DAFOBghZYoI/ApC9XEIklJj6NRu63KNcvw/view?utm_content=DAFOBghZYoI&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
The green living guide is UFV’s Sustainability tip of the Month. This is published every month to promote the sustainable use of resources. This includes how to beat the heat by using sustainable and electricity-saving alternatives, supporting local farmers to ensure food sustainability, eco-friendly practices and so on. https://www.canva.com/design/DAEr3wVrM8s/sCEpTpsgut-c1mIrgTC9Xw/view?utm_content=DAEr3wVrM8s&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink#5

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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