Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.22
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date July 25, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-Stout
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Leann Fay
STARS Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The Environmental Sustainability Office has a website with information about the staff, the university's climate commitment, sustainability campus initiatives, implemented projects, future projects, events, press and campus and community resources.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

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Does the institution have 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:

Students can submit research in the Journal of Student Research Articles, attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research free and with paid transportation, present research in the UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, present posters in the Wisconsin State Capitol Building (limited to 6 students) and present work at Research Day. These research dissemination opportunities are not specific to sustainability.


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

Around campus, there is signage and new posters detailing organics that can be composted. University Dining Services also has marketing to encourage “clean plate” to reduce average plate waste, and marketing to encourage students to skip the tray when eating light.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

No grounds signage


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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

No sustainability map or tour


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

A guide for biking to campus is provided on the University Parking Services website. This includes information about the StoutBikes program, an inexpensive rental program for students to rent a bike for the school year. Information is provided on how to participate and the benefits of biking to campus.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

The Stout Green Guide provided on the Sustainability website has how-to information on transportation, water, energy, waste reduction, sustainable purchasing strategies, eating, and web resources such as calculating your carbon footprint.


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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 regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

No regular newspaper coverage


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

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University Communications regularly disseminates press releases to local and regional media outlets regarding sustainability initiatives.


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Information from the Sustainability Office

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.