Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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):

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.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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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:

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


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:

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)


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Office of Undergraduate Research symposium (Yearly). Also, the Office of Sustainability website features and highlights sustainability-related student projects and research.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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.
All LEED Buildings have signage as such.


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:

Restaurant Operations (RO) utilizes screens, table tents, and individual item marketing throughout their different kitchens and venues to explain their "ReStor" 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:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

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 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?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Currently down, previous hard-copy versions of a sustainability walking tour have focused on the green infrastructure on campus.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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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:

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 http://uwm.edu/sustainability/what-we-do/transportation/


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 multi-function bike.uwm.edu website is a centralized data hub for all things bike/ped. Features include: lists for events, safety considerations, route choice, and campus participatory planning around bike/ped issues.


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?:
No

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

Currently under review.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

A Green Office Certification resource guide for UWM departments.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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