Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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 Yes
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 Yes
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 Yes
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 Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The UWM Sustainability website focuses on campus efforts in sustainability and includes a link to the UWM Sustainability Facebook page that features a monthly Sustainability Spotlight.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The newsletter is released quarterly as the Spotlight on Sustainability.


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

UW-Milwaukee Office of Sustainability, UWM Food and Garden Club, and Bike to UWM are all facebook pages.


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:

Office of Undergraduate Research symposium (Yearly)


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 :

Building signage highlighting green features includes the Energy Dashboard at Cambridge Commons Residence Hall, Golda Meir Library, and Enderis Hall which allows students to effectively monitor their electrical, heating and water use in real time.
The new LEED for Commercial Interiors of our Children's Center has interpretive signage throughout about its green features.


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

Restaurant Operations (RO) utilizes screens, table tents, and individual item marketing throughout their different kitchens and venues to explain their "ReStore" and LOCAL program (Living, Operating, Consuming, and Acquiring Locally). Brochures are available in the RO office on a range of sustainable food initiatives and on RO’s sustainability website.


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:

Parking Lot 18 (near Norris Health Center) and the Sandburg Gardens have large signage detailing the stormwater best management practices employed in the Pavilion Gateway Demonstration Project-part of UWM's planned Zero Discharge Zone.


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:

An interactive sustainability map on the sustainability website highlights campus features such as campus gardens, solar arrays, bicycle racks, buildings housing departments with sustainability-focused academic programs, alternative transportation, green landscaping, and buildings involved in the Energy Matters energy efficiency project.

Sustainability tours with brochures are regularly done on campus as well.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Alternative transportation commuter guides are available at the Student Union. Guides include: Bike postcards, Bublr information, bus routes, and U-Pass/MCard information. Websites also exist for alternative transportation: www.bike.uwm.edu and


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:

The multi-function bike.uwm.edu website helps these alternative mode choices of transportation understand campus support in terms of events, safety considerations, route choice, and campus participatory planning around it.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The University Housing Eco Reps program launched in the spring of 2014. Initiatives and workshops revolve around transportation, energy, recycling, and water.


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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:

A regular student newspaper has come and gone at UWM. Sustainability does have a regular "beat" with the UWM Report, aimed at students, faculty, and staff. (Angela McManaman)


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

A Green Office Certification resource guide for UWM departments.


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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):

Radio WUWM 89.7 FM provides quality news, public affairs and entertainment programming, which includes broadcast features on sustainable campus initiatives, research and practices. Environmental reporter, Susan Bence, regularly reports on UWM campus sustainability initiatives.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

Signage promoting action at points of decision making such as "shut the sash", and marking all garbage bins with “Landfill” stickers, etc.


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