Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.90
Liaison Hannes Gerhardt
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of West Georgia
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Hannes Gerhardt
Sustainability Director
Department of Geosciences
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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 (optional):

This website informs about sustainability events as well as posts relevant data and sustainability tips.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

UWG maintains a bi-yearly sustainability student newsletter. The newsletter consists entirely of contributions from students and is posted on the Center for Sustainability website.

Here is a sample of the most recent one: https://www.westga.edu/academics/cosm/sustainability/assets/docs/SustBull.pdf


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

The Center for Sustainabiliyt has a facebook, twitter, and instagram account, which it uses on a regular basis. The #GowestGogreen is used on twitter to inform and create discussions around sustainability events on campus.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

UWG creates a brochure that it distributes at events and to first year students that contains basic information on sustainable food systems and choices.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Yes, UWG has a sustainability map that can be accessed via google maps. The map can be used to navigate all the sustainability features on campus. The map is also advertised to orientation leaders to help inform their campus tours.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

UWG creates a brochure that it distributes at events and to first year students that contains basic information on how to avoid regular single passenger car trips to campus.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

The Center of Sustainability maintains the bicycle info pager, which addresses routes, connections, services, and safety.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

UWG has a sizable sustainability handbook that is available online, and is printed in limited amounts. The handbook is full of green living tips for on and off campus users.


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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
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