|Submission Date||June 30, 2021|
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications
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Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management/Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
We maintain an active social media presence on both Facebook (UW-River Falls Sustainability) and on Instagram (#sustainableUWRF). We also maintain a newsletter that is emailed out monthly.
Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
The sustainability kiosk in the University Center has signage highlighting the green building features of the building; Educational Posters in the University Centers bathrooms highlight the water saving urinals, recycled rainwater collection, and the high-velocity hand dryer technology; bathrooms across campus display plaques highlighting green cleaning products used in cleaning.
We also have several signs throughout our campus grounds educating people on stormwater management practices and invasive species
Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
UWRF has a document noting the sustainability aspects of several buildings and areas on campus. The Office of Sustainability provides 15+ tours of campus annually. During the 2020 calendar year, we also created a website to cater to people working virtually where they can view the same information in a map form for how campus is sustainable - see https://www.uwrf.edu/Sustainability/SustainabilityMap.cfm
Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
For each academic year, the Office of Sustainability has worked with Residence Life to include a page in the Residence Life handbook which include tips for sustainable living. Information on the bike rental program, the surplus program, recycling on campus, and a list of other tips are included. The Office of Sustainability also has a series of green tips documents with one of them specifically addressing tips for having a green residence hall room.
A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
The Office of Sustainability utilizes the campus daily newsletter (Falcon Daily) to share information on sustainability events and initiatives.
The Office of Sustainability also utilizes Axis-TVs in the University Center and Residence Halls. Slides promoting campus initiatives including recycling, RecycleMania, battery collections, the surplus program, and events are constantly running on the system.
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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