Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.35
Liaison Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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 includes information about all campus sustainability initiatives and includes the following categories: About, Academics, Energy, Land, Transportation, Waste, and Get Involved (which links to a wide-range of sustainability programming). It is managed by the Office of Sustainability.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

We do an e-newsletter once per month that updates recipients on our upcoming sustainability events and happenings on campus. We currently have 336 recipients.


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:

We have three social media platforms that focus on sustainability:
Office of Sustainability (Facebook- 384 followers) https://www.facebook.com/UWPlattevilleSustainability/
Green Campus Project (Facebook - 292 followers) https://www.facebook.com/UWPGreenCampusProject/
Pioneer Restore (Facebook - 1,800 followers)
https://www.facebook.com/PioneerRestore/


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?:
Yes

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

We have "lucid dashboards" in two of our buildings and on our campus website to educate people on energy and heat consumption in each of our campus buildings and the production of solar and wind energy on campus.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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:

We have posted educational posters about composting in Bridgeway Commons, our primary dining hall for students on campus. The signage educates students on how to properly participate in the compost program in that building, which diverts approximately 300 lbs of food waste from the landfill each day.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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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:

We have been planting edible plants in lieu of traditional landscaping on campus for the past four years. We hang signs in these planting beds that inform people that they are "mini edible gardens" and that people are welcome to harvest the plants for their own use. We also have several 'no mow' areas on campus grounds with signage explaining the sustainability benefits of these plantings.


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:
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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:

The campus student center has a large (4' x 3') board in a highly visible location dedicated to educating campus about transportation alternatives. We also have printed brochures on this topic that are available in every building on campus and in the broader community. Finally, we have a website dedicated to the topic.


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:

In the resources above, we provide links to educational materials for bicyclists and pedestrians available on our website: http://www.uwplatt.edu/transportation
We also have posters hung around campus as part of our "share and be aware" program that promote transportation safety across campus.


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:

All residence life students receive a guide to campus living which includes an overview of recycling and waste handling. We also have hung recycling information sheets in each residence hall room.


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:

We have done a great deal to promote waste management education on campus, specifically we have replaced most of our waste and recycling bins with standardized signage and bin colors across campus.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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