Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Sarah Rykal
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features No
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems No
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians ---
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The 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.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

N/A


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

We have Facebook pages for Sustainable Stout and the UW-Sprout Campus Garden that are updated regularly.


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
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.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

No green building signage


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

No sustainable food systems signage


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

No grounds signage


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

No sustainability map or tour


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

The Sustainability Office and Parking & Transportation Services have a printed guide for all alternative transportation programs, as well as a website explaining all alternative transportation options.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

Part of the alternative transportation guide and webpage lays out biking and pedestrian information. We also offer biking and pedestrian info on our Rideshare software, allowing people to find biking and walking buddies and to log their trips.


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


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

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


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A brief description of this material (2nd material):

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
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A brief description of this material (4th material):

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
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A brief description of this material (5th material):

N/A


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
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A brief description of this material (6th material):

N/A


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
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A brief description of this material (7th material):

N/A


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
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A brief description of this material (8th material):

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Information from the Sustainability Office

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