|Submission Date||March 4, 2021|
University of the Pacific
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications
|2.00 / 2.00||
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:
Two newsletters are published regularly.
1) Sustainability Champions is the staff and faculty newsletter sent out once/month which highlights sustainable living tips, upcoming events, noteworthy actions and relevant programs across the three campuses.
2) The Green Team Insider is sent out once every two weeks to students. It highlights the same items as the Sustainability Champions but features volunteer opportunities and focuses on student activities.
Sustaining Pacific also hosts a Facebook page and an Instagram page. Both are used to market events and programs, post tips and encourage students to incorporate sustainable living into their daily routines.
Sustainability Champions Newsletter Archive: https://us19.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=31eea61c76f5bc19127d5fc2c&id=3b40e0ebde
Green Team Insider Newsletter Archive: https://us19.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=00f2e1176fe13eae9cbc33ff9&id=9bd2010ef0
Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
Signage is featured in LEED certified new construction on campus, including the DeRosa University Center, the Chambers Technology Center; and the Vereschagin Alumni House. Bon Appetit continually refreshes large format banners, large format digital display screens, and table top informational brochures highlighting sustainable practices.
Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
The tour is a double-sided brochure available to view or dowload online (go.pacific.edu/sustainability under "Quick Guides"). The map highlights the main sustainability features of the University, including the garden, Kitchen Co-op, Food Pantry and LEED buildings. It also notes where you can find hydration stations, secure bike storage and skateboard racks.
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 Sustaining Pacific website has a Sustainable Living Guide with tips to help students incorporate more environmentally friendly practices into their lives. https://www.archive.pacific.edu/about-pacific/sustainability/take-action/sustainable-living.html
Sustaining Pacific and Residential Life & Housing work together to publish monthly sustainability tips and challenges in newsletters and on social media. The challenges are meant to increase involvement in sustainability programs and sustainability practices. For example, one month the tip was about eating less meat and the challenge was to use the Kitchen Co-op and cook a meal. Those who complete the challenge and post proof on Instagram are entered to win sustainable swag.
Sustaining Pacific also presents regularly to residential life staff to teach them about programs and receive feedback on how to best support sustainability programming. Trainings are at least once per year and sometimes more.
A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
Sustaining Pacific has a brochure which is given out to all new students during orientation and to returning students/campus visitors during tabling events. The brochure includes informaton about our main programs: Tiger To-Go, Kitchen Co-op, Food Pantry, Robb Garden, Supply Station and Green Team.
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Some webpages no longer publicly available. University of the Pacific updated the public-facing website in Fall 2020, eliminating multiple pages including the page for the Sustainable Living Guide.
Page is still accessible to Pacific staff here:
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