Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jenessa Gilarski
Student
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 Campus Sustainability website provides information and resources on campus initiatives, student initiatives, academics, planning and administration, special projects and much more.


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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The College of Natural Resources produces the Central Wisconsin Sustainability Newsletter and the CNR Reporter. The Office of Sustainability also produces a monthly Newsletter, The Sustainable Point!


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:

Office of Sustainability manages their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter account with regular posts related to sustainability on a local, national, and global level. The Office of Sustainability is working towards becoming an active member on other social media including LinkedIn.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

"The Pointer" is a student-run newspaper published weekly. There is a reporter assigned to sustainability and environmental issues. An "Environment" section provides a library of videos. Letters to the editor and opinions are also accepted.

Sample 1/30/18 Students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point were provided with the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica this winter break. The study abroad course was a three-week program with a focus on tropical ecology in Costa Rica. While studying abroad, students visited multiple ecosystems and saw countless animal species.


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:

The Office of Student Creative Activity and Research provides opportunities to present and publish student research:
https://www.uwsp.edu/oscar/Pages/publication-opportunities.aspx
One opportunity for sustainability research is the College of Natural Resources Research Symposium

The college newspaper, the Pointer, reports articles on student research.

Riveredge Nature Center in Wisconsin hosts an annual student research symposium each fall. Any student who attends a Wisconsin university, either as a graduate or undergraduate student, is eligible to present their scientific research. They can be from just about any field of study, be it ecology, forestry or anthropology.A total of 18 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students have presented in the past, and some have won awards.


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 :

Albertson Hall has hardy plants growing on its roof to cut energy costs. There is a large sign in Albertson Hall that highlights the benefits of the green roof as well as the history of the project. There is also signage in restrooms identifying the efficiency of newly installed dual flush toilets.


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:

Located at each of the dining areas on campus, there are several different signs describing the sustainable impact of various food items; whether they are organic, regionally, or locally grown.


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:

Our Edible Landscape project identifies different vegetation around campus that can be consumed at consumers own risk. These signs also inform individuals that the vegetation has been cared for without chemicals. The campus ethnobotanical garden also has a sign informing individuals of the chemical-free care of that space.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A sustainability tour is also available online, highlighting areas of campus that are normally pointed out on the walking tour.
https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/tour/ahJzfmd3ZWItdG91cmJ1aWxkZXJyEQsSBFRvdXIYgIDAnPjapAkM

A walking tour is given at various events on campus - for example, during Solar Olympics which is held on campus every third year. A walking map was designed in 2012 for visiting student groups on campus. Walking tours may consist of our recycling center, vermicomposting, CPS cafe, photovoltaic panels or thermal solar panels, WIST, Lot R stormwater best practice demo, green roof, rain gardens, green suite-style res hall, Schmeeckle Reserve.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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 Office of Sustainability website provides links to sustainable transportation options such as the campus cab, UWSP Rideshare Facebook page, and the Stevens Point Bus Route.


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)? :
No

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

This is currently being worked on by the Pedestrian and Biking Committee


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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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:

Residential Living publishes a brochure titled "Key Into Green", which explains the many initiatives that Residential Living incorporates, for example recycling chutes in each of the residence halls, energy competitions and the "greenest residence room". This room demonstrates how students can live an environmentally sustainable lifestyle even in a dormitory setting.


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?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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