Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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 No
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 No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The UW Oshkosh Sustainability website focuses on campus efforts in sustainability. It includes organizational information about the Campus Sustainability Plan, Office of Sustainability, sustainability staff, sustainability committees, and small grant programs. It highlights the operations, teaching, outreach and research activities contributing to campus sustainability.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Campus Sustainability Council assembles a monthly newsletter during the academic year to highlight campus sustainability success stories and initiatives.


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

There is a sustainability Facebook page dedicated to events, and programs happening on Campus. It is also an open discussion forum for students to express and debate environmental issues.


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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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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Touchscreen interactive kiosks are stationed in the main entryway lobbies of Reeve, Sage Hall, and Horizon with the buildings profile. The kiosks track, water, heat, and energy consumption, and measure renewable energy output.


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

The dining hall Blackhawk Commons promotes healthy, vegetarian, and fair trade choices on monitors throughout the building.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

A large stormwater infiltration area planted with native prairie plants has a signboard with a poster explaining the installation and the role of prairie plants in stormwater treatment, biodiversity , and teaching on campus. Smaller signs for “Prairie in Progress” were developed by the Office of Sustainability for use at new prairie installations to educate the public and reduce complaints that the university was neglecting its lawnmowing duties.


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:

The Office of Sustainability has developed a general sustainability walking tour map and a map specific to renewable energy facilities. The format is a tri-fold brochure with campus map and descriptive text. A script is developed for tour guides, usually facilities staff and students.


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

The Parking Office has developed a website on Alternate Transportation to explain use of ID cards for free city and university bus rides, the advantages of joining the Zimride ridesharing network, and parking options for bicycles and fuel-efficient motorized cycles.


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

The Expeditions program has a bike services shop offering safety inspections, air pressure inspections, brake adjustments, bike tune-ups, and rentals. The office also gives information on biking and walking trails in the area. There are bike lanes on all roads through campus and bike storage areas at every academic, and residential hall.


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

The Green Living Guide was developed by the Office of Sustainability and Residence Life to support a Green Room Certification program and to reduce waste at move-in and move-out. It covers energy efficiency, water efficiency, health, purchasing, transportation, and civic engagement.


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

The Sustainability Office produced a display for use at campus events that includes a poster of highlights, and a brochure reflecting the main points of the current poster. Additional display materials are added depending on the audience.


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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):

The Office of Sustainability has helped produce slides on sustainability topics such as fair trade, Zimride, Recyclemania, and events for placement in rotation of screens installed in the student union, and residence halls. In Fall 2011, the message rotations will include scoreboard video screens during sporting events.


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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):

For a regional economic development expo, the Office of Sustainability developed a Powerpoint slide show highlight university researchers with expertise in sustainability topics. It was run continuously on a large screen in an educational opportunity vendor area. It has also been run as a laptop application in smaller venues.


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