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Submission Date May 14, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 4.00 Shelly Janowski
Sustainability Coordinator
Facility Services
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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

The University Strategic Plan "A Partnership for Thriving Communities" targets four broad outcomes in ways that best advance our vision, mission and values. UW-Stevens Point blends our efforts with others’ to help communities stay vibrant, healthy, prosperous, and sustainable.


A copy of the strategic plan:
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The website URL where the strategic plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published sustainability plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
No

A copy of the sustainability plan:
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The website URL where the sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a published climate action plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
Yes

A copy of the climate action plan:
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The website URL where the climate action plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have other published plans that address sustainability or include measurable sustainability objectives (e.g. campus master plan, physical campus plan, diversity plan, human resources plan)? :
Yes

A list of other published plans that address sustainability, including public website URLs (if available):

Campus Master Plan
https://www.uwsp.edu/facplan/Pages/Campus-Master-Plan.aspx
Campus development will: 1. Showcase campus academic strengths, 2. Enhance the image and identity of campus, 3. Encourage informal learning opportunities and gathering spaces, 4. Bring people to campus; create memorable, destination-quality places and events, 5. Develop Fourth Avenue as the campus “main street.”, 6. Create better connections between campus, city and adjacent land uses, 7. Accommodate current and future space needs, 8. Reduce the impact of parking on campus neighbors, campus image and decision making with respect to development needs, 9. Draw the cherished nature of Schmeeckle Reserve into the entire campus through increased use of sustainable design practices.

Strategic Plan for Teaching and Learning Engagement Our work in teaching and learning directly aligns with the values of the Strategic Plan: Community engagement, Critical thinking, Diversity and inclusivity, Lifelong learning, Professional Development, Research, scholarly and creative activity, Student-centered environment, Sustainable management of natural resources and other resources
https://www.uwsp.edu/acadaff/Documents/Strategic%20Plan%20for%20Teaching%20and%20Learning/Strategic%20Plan%20for%20Teaching%20and%20Learning%20Engagement%20Spring%202014.pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Strategic Plan for Teaching and Learning Engagement
https://www.uwsp.edu/acadaff/Documents/Strategic%20Plan%20for%20Teaching%20and%20Learning/Strategic%20Plan%20for%20Teaching%20and%20Learning%20Engagement%20Spring%202014.pdf

VISION
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be an institution that highly values and supports excellence in teaching and successful student learning in and out of the classroom.
MISSION
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a community of learners with students at the core of what we think, value, and do.
VALUES
Our work in teaching and learning directly aligns with the values of the Strategic Plan at UW Stevens Point:
Community engagement
Critical thinking
Diversity and inclusivity
Lifelong learning
Professional Development
Research, scholarly and creative activity
Student-centered environment
Sustainable management of natural resources and other resources

Objectives
1) Develop and enhance current professional development offerings in teaching and learning.
2) Design, plan, and implement new professional development opportunities in teaching and learning.
3) Design and propose a centralized operation to coordinate, promote, and support ongoing professional development in teaching and learning for the entire UW-Stevens Point teaching community.
4) Design and implement a revised process of recognizing and rewarding effective teaching.
5) Explore pedagogy and curriculum development related to different instructional modalities and their impact on student learning.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Research?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Research and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has become a new kind of public university to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We are more engaged with area stakeholders, more responsive to local needs and more relevant to solving regional problems. By acting in greater harmony with communities, UW-Stevens Point ensures that central and northern Wisconsin will remain a great place to work, live, learn and thrive.

https://www.uwsp.edu/thrivingcommunities/Pages/Solve-a-Problem-in-Your-Community.aspx

Strategic Plan for Teaching and Learning Engagement
https://www.uwsp.edu/acadaff/Documents/Strategic%20Plan%20for%20Teaching%20and%20Learning/Strategic%20Plan%20for%20Teaching%20and%20Learning%20Engagement%20Spring%202014.pdf

VISION
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be an institution that highly values and supports excellence in teaching and successful student learning in and out of the classroom.
MISSION
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a community of learners with students at the core of what we think, value, and do.
VALUES
Our work in teaching and learning directly aligns with the values of the Strategic Plan at UW Stevens Point:
Community engagement
Critical thinking
Diversity and inclusivity
Lifelong learning
Professional Development
Research, scholarly and creative activity
Student-centered environment
Sustainable management of natural resources and other resources

Objectives
1) Develop and enhance current professional development offerings in teaching and learning.
2) Design, plan, and implement new professional development opportunities in teaching and learning.
3) Design and propose a centralized operation to coordinate, promote, and support ongoing professional development in teaching and learning for the entire UW-Stevens Point teaching community.
4) Design and implement a revised process of recognizing and rewarding effective teaching.
5) Explore pedagogy and curriculum development related to different instructional modalities and their impact on student learning.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Enhance Living category of the strategic plan objectives (overseen by Student Affairs)
Transformational education and growth occur within a community that supports the development of every individual’s intellectual, social and personal potential. To enhance living, we continue to:
• Provide programmatic and physical resources that enable students and other community members to thrive;
• Promote collaboration both within our university and with communities near and far;
• Nurture a campus climate that is accessible, safe and supportive for all students, employees and visitors; and
• Affirm our interdependence by how we treat each other
Our efforts are informed by our commitments to promote inclusivity, wellness and the sustainable management of resources.

Our internal community affects our readiness to engage. When we empower and collaborate with everyone in our university community, they have more willingness and energy for engagement. Community engagement is already integral to the work of many students and employees, and we
value their wisdom.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Strategic Plan: We best demonstrate the worth of our university by how we serve our communities, on and off campus. We are proud of our legacy of community engagement under the Wisconsin Idea, including our roots in teacher education and our current partnerships with UW-Extension and numerous other organizations. We further strive to expand our engagement with external stakeholders, and be more responsive to local needs and more relevant to solutions in our region and beyond. Our engagement spans all levels of community, including our area, state, nation and world. Our engagement includes our inquiry, research, development, application and dissemination of new knowledge. It includes our formal partnerships and our informal relationships, from the residents in our neighborhood to our colleagues in global professions and disciplines.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has become a new kind of public university to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We are more engaged with area stakeholders, more responsive to local needs and more relevant to solving regional problems. By acting in greater harmony with communities, UW-Stevens Point ensures that central and northern Wisconsin will remain a great place to work, live, learn and thrive.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate and the published plans in which each objective is included:

https://www.uwsp.edu/sustainability/Documents/Final%20UWSP%20Carbon%20Neutrality%20Plan%202011.pdf
Carbon neutrality goal of 2050 with a 25% reduction in emissions every 10 years. Our baseline emissions is 43,572.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Master Plan contains sustainable design practices, use of building materials, operational systems. LEED be used as a checklist in order to meet the campus goal of creating new and remodeled buildings that are environmentally friendly and highly efficient in energy performance


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Carbon Neutrality Plan will focus on the following eleven energy conservation and efficiency strategies: conservation, hiring a dedicated energy manager, existing building retrofits, new building design, computing, lighting, renewable energy options, co-generation, sustainability reserve fund, purchasing policy and renewable energy purchases.
Master Plan contains sustainable design practices, use of building materials, operational systems. LEED be used as a checklist in order to meet the campus goal of creating new and remodeled buildings that are environmentally friendly and highly efficient in energy performance


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Carbon Neutrality Plan addresses forest preservation for carbon storage and campus tree plans.

Master Plan identifies a Green Scheme concept with goals to 1) Become a showcase as a sustainable campus, 2) Integrate Schmeeckle Reserve into campus, 3)Create a “green” campus and 4) Expose urban storm water. The plan includes landscaping objectives. (Native plantings provide wildlife habitat and require less water, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain. Cultivars of native species should be considered for their typically superior qualities (form, color, aesthetics, etc). Exceptions include vegetation where educational purposes suggest another approach, or where a design statement is to be made, both of which may require the use of non-native species. Invasive and overly aggressive native species are prohibited. )


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The Campus Master Plan proposes a clear hierarchy of pedestrian pathways within campus.
The plan includes promoting alternative transportation and attitude toward parking. The proposed parking plan includes the removal and addition of several parking lots. In general, parking lots located within the academic core are eliminated due to poor relationship with adjacent buildings; poor relationship to adjacent open space; negative impacts on pedestrian circulation; and opportunities for better land use to meet campus facility needs. Bus routes are also considered.

The Carbon Neutrality Plan includes strategies to reduce carbon emissions from transportation at UW-Stevens Point: Reduce student commuting, Reduce commuting to campus by faculty and staff, Increase percent of the population that uses alternative transportation, Decrease single occupancy vehicles, Reduce miles traveled for official business by faculty and staff, Reduce emissions associated with fleet operations, 100% offset of air travel for faculty and staff, 100% offset of air travel for international student travel


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Carbon Neutrality Plan includes these strategies 1) eliminate or minimize certain types of waste (source reduction), 2) increase its resource recovery efforts, 3) advance its composting effort, 4) commit to 100% natural lawn care, 5) improve reuse strategies, 6) continue with E-waste management and 7) perhaps explore waste-to-energy opportunities


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Water?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Water and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Master Plan contains sustainable design practices, use of building materials, operational systems. LEED be used as a checklist in order to meet the campus goal of creating new and remodeled buildings that are environmentally friendly, and stormwater management objectives.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The Vibrant community goal of the strategic plan - Partnership for Thriving Communities - includes objectives that includes lively, varied cultures and supports a life of expression, appreciation and reflection. We support exploration, creation and experimentation in a range of cultural areas, such as the arts, humanities, media and design. We prepare our students for numerous career opportunities, as well as deeper personal enjoyment and interaction with diverse cultures. Our students add their visions, voices and patronage to the communities in which they work and live


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Campus Master Plan "UWSP is a Wellness Campus" concept promotes a healthy lifestyle for students/staff of the university. Wellness remains an important aspect of the culture and development of the campus and readily supports sustainability by emphasizing walking and bicycling. In addition, good design and art stimulate the senses and intellect and support good emotional health. Providing for and supporting wellness
opportunities are core values of the master plan.

Thriving Communities Strategic Plan encompasses vibrant, healthy, prosperous and sustainable lifestyle objectives.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas (e.g. arts and culture or technology)?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Thriving Communities Strategic Plan encompasses vibrant, healthy, prosperous and sustainable community objectives.
Students and residents throughout Wisconsin benefit from our programs, visiting artists and partnerships because they reflect lively, varied cultures and support lives of expression, appreciation and reflection.
We support healthy communities through products, services and lifestyles that promote health and wellness.
We work with communities and businesses to boost innovation and support entrepreneurship. We adapt to the changing global economy with external partners.


Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body (e.g. a mission statement that specifically includes sustainability and is endorsed by the Board of Trustees)? :
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:

Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse and sustainable world.


The institution’s definition of sustainability (e.g. as included in a published statement or plan):

The Pointer Definition of Sustainability
UW-Stevens Point is committed to sustainability and its practice in our daily operations. Sustainability is the human enterprise of living to meet today’s needs without compromising the needs of future generations, and to be ecologically sound, socially just, culturally affirming, politically doable and economically viable. We demonstrate our commitment to sustainability through such measures as resource recovery (recycling), composting food waste, energy reduction and continually exploring ideas to promote and support sustainability initiatives.


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter ---
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) ---
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter ---
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) Yes
UN Global Compact ---
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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