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
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum Yes
+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016
Yes
+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016
Research (or other scholarship) Yes
+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016
No
Campus Engagement Yes No
+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016
Public Engagement No No
Air and Climate Yes Yes
Buildings Yes Yes
Dining Services/Food Yes Yes
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds Yes
+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016
No
Purchasing Yes
+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016
No
Transportation Yes
+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016
No
Waste Yes
+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016
Yes
+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016
Water Yes
+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016
No
Diversity and Affordability No
+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016
No
Health, Wellbeing and Work No No
Investment No No
Other No No

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:

UW-Stout signed the ACUPCC in 2007 and adopted a Campus Sustainability Action Plan in 2009. This plan is our guiding document for sustainable development of the campus. We review it annually and assign sustainability-related charges to various departments and committees on campus. Charges for this Action Plan are assigned by many levels of campus, including the Chancellor and Strategic Planning Group, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative & Student Life Services, and Student Life Services. These charges are to be completed within 12 months. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.

Additionally, the Sustainability Steering Committee updates the Campus Sustainability Action Plan every five years, then presents it to the Strategic Planning Group for approval. This plan seeks to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and educate student and staff regarding climate change by creating objectives for the following areas of campus sustainability:

♣ Curriculum & Research
♣ Air & Climate
♣ Buildings
♣ Energy
♣ Landscapes & Grounds
♣ Waste
♣ Food
♣ Transportation
♣ Water
♣ Purchasing

So Curriculum & Research is incorporated into the Campus Sustainability Action Plan. UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group incorporated the Campus Sustainability Action Plan into its strategic planning process, along with several other action plans that the university prioritizes.

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):

♣ Develop a Sustainability liaison for each college to interface with Sustainability Across the Curriculum Network (SACN) and present sustainability-related information to the Dean’s Council
♣ Develop a plan to tie sustainability courses to general education requirements, particularly through the social responsibility/ethical reasoning credits
♣ Develop a proposal to make sustainability work part of the promotion/tenure criteria
♣ Update list of faculty/staff who are teaching sustainability in the curriculum
♣ Develop a program to incentivize faculty to audit non-discipline sustainability courses, to help faculty to speak across disciplinary boundaries
♣ Revise Sustainability Minor (by December 2016)
♣ Continue to update list of potential classroom projects and make available on UW-Stout Sustainability website

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, Sustainability Steering Committee, Sustainability Office, Sustainability Across the Curriculum Network (SACN)

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):

UW-Stout signed the ACUPCC in 2007 and adopted a Campus Sustainability Action Plan in 2009. This plan is our guiding document for sustainable development of the campus. We review it annually and assign sustainability-related charges to various departments and committees on campus. Charges for this Action Plan are assigned by many levels of campus, including the Chancellor and Strategic Planning Group, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative & Student Life Services, and Student Life Services. These charges are to be completed within 12 months. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.

Additionally, the Sustainability Steering Committee updates the Campus Sustainability Action Plan every five years, then presents it to the Strategic Planning Group for approval. This plan seeks to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and educate student and staff regarding climate change by creating objectives for the following areas of campus sustainability:

♣ Curriculum & Research
♣ Air & Climate
♣ Buildings
♣ Energy
♣ Landscapes & Grounds
♣ Waste
♣ Food
♣ Transportation
♣ Water
♣ Purchasing

So Curriculum & Research is incorporated into the Campus Sustainability Action Plan. UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group incorporated the Campus Sustainability Action Plan into its strategic planning process, along with several other action plans that the university prioritizes.

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, Sustainability Steering Committee, Sustainability Office, Sustainability Across the Curriculum Network (SACN)

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:

Annual sustainability-related charges are given to many campus departments from the Strategic Planning Group, the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, and Student Life Services.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:

The charges have a final goal and must be accomplished within the year they are assigned. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, Student Life Services, and numerous other campus departments


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:

There is no actual plan for this on our campus. However, a portion of the the Sustainability Coordinator's job is to engage with the local community (i.e., City, County, local businesses, local non-profits, etc.) and region to further sustainable development. This is outlined in the position description for the Sustainability Coordinator. It is also inherent in the work of many people on campus.

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):

Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Office

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:

UW-Stout signed the ACUPCC in 2007 and adopted a Campus Sustainability Action Plan in 2009. This plan is our guiding document for sustainable development of the campus. We review it annually and assign sustainability-related charges to various departments and committees on campus. Charges for this Action Plan are assigned by many levels of campus, including the Chancellor and Strategic Planning Group, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative & Student Life Services, and Student Life Services. These charges are to be completed within 12 months. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.

Additionally, the Sustainability Steering Committee updates the Campus Sustainability Action Plan every five years, then presents it to the Strategic Planning Group for approval. This plan seeks to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and educate student and staff regarding climate change by creating objectives for the following areas of campus sustainability:

♣ Air & Climate
♣ Buildings
♣ Energy
♣ Landscapes & Grounds
♣ Waste
♣ Food
♣ Curriculum & Research
♣ Transportation
♣ Water
♣ Purchasing

The Sustainability Steering Committee sets new greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals every five years, which are also approved by UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group.

The Sustainability Office benchmarks a number of performance indicators monthly, quarterly, and/or annually. Additionally, along with the Applied Research Center, the Sustainability Office conducts biennial greenhouse gas emissions inventories to monitor progress toward our 5-year greenhouse gas emissions goals.

UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group incorporated the Campus Sustainability Action Plan into its strategic planning process, along with several other action plans that the university prioritizes. One of UW-Stout’s FOCUS 2015 Strategic Planning goals was to “Focus on Sustainability: Implement key elements of the ACUPCC and educational and applied research initiatives.” And as of 2015, UW-Stout created an Enduring Goal to “Provide an environmentally sustainable campus that include safe, accessible, effective, efficient, and inviting physical facilities.”

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):

The Sustainability Steering Committee and Strategic Planning Group have approved the following goals for 2020:
Scope 1: Natural Gas, Coal, Distillate Oil, Gasoline/Diesel for Fleet, Synthetic Fertilizer: 1% reduction
Scope 2: Purchased Electricity, Steam, Chilled Water: 10% reduction
Scope 3: Commuting Miles, Air Travel, Study Abroad Travel, Personal Vehicle Travel, Landfilled Waste, Wastewater, Paper Purchases: 10-15% reduction

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, Sustainability Office, Sustainability Steering Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:

UW-Stout signed the ACUPCC in 2007 and adopted a Campus Sustainability Action Plan in 2009. This plan is our guiding document for sustainable development of the campus. We review it annually and assign sustainability-related charges to various departments and committees on campus. Charges for this Action Plan are assigned by many levels of campus, including the Chancellor and Strategic Planning Group, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative & Student Life Services, and Student Life Services. These charges are to be completed within 12 months. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.

Additionally, the Sustainability Steering Committee updates the Campus Sustainability Action Plan every five years, then presents it to the Strategic Planning Group for approval. This plan seeks to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and educate student and staff regarding climate change by creating objectives for the following areas of campus sustainability:

♣ Buildings
♣ Air & Climate
♣ Energy
♣ Landscapes & Grounds
♣ Waste
♣ Food
♣ Curriculum & Research
♣ Transportation
♣ Water
♣ Purchasing

The Sustainability Steering Committee sets new greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals every five years, which are also approved by UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group.

The Sustainability Office benchmarks a number of performance indicators monthly, quarterly, and/or annually. Additionally, along with the Applied Research Center, the Sustainability Office conducts biennial greenhouse gas emissions inventories to monitor progress toward our 5-year greenhouse gas emissions goals.

UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group incorporated the Campus Sustainability Action Plan into its strategic planning process, along with several other action plans that the university prioritizes. One of UW-Stout’s FOCUS 2015 Strategic Planning goals was to “Focus on Sustainability: Implement key elements of the ACUPCC and educational and applied research initiatives.” And as of 2015, UW-Stout created an Enduring Goal to “Provide an environmentally sustainable campus that include safe, accessible, effective, efficient, and inviting physical facilities.”

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):

The plan to advance sustainability in buildings will be completed by the end of FY 2015 by the Campus-wide Energy Committee in accordance with Excel Energy and submitted as an annual report.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, Sustainability Steering Committee, Sustainability Office

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:

UW-Stout signed the ACUPCC in 2007 and adopted a Campus Sustainability Action Plan in 2009. This plan is our guiding document for sustainable development of the campus. We review it annually and assign sustainability-related charges to various departments and committees on campus. Charges for this Action Plan are assigned by many levels of campus, including the Chancellor and Strategic Planning Group, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative & Student Life Services, and Student Life Services. These charges are to be completed within 12 months. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.

Additionally, the Sustainability Steering Committee updates the Campus Sustainability Action Plan every five years, then presents it to the Strategic Planning Group for approval. This plan seeks to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and educate student and staff regarding climate change by creating objectives for the following areas of campus sustainability:

♣ Food
♣ Air & Climate
♣ Buildings
♣ Energy
♣ Landscapes & Grounds
♣ Waste
♣ Curriculum & Research
♣ Transportation
♣ Water
♣ Purchasing

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

♣ Work with University Dining Service to adopt a definition for “sustainable food” based on the AASHE STARS Version 2.0 definition.
♣ Work with University Dining Service to develop and implement an annual assessment of sustainable food, to measure progress, and make information available to campus through numerous marketing channels
o Also to fulfill the STARS Low Impact Dining credit, develop and implement specific annual protein assessments for:
♣ Complete-protein vegetarian and vegan options
♣ Conventionally produced animal products vs. sustainably produced animal products
♣ Develop goals for increasing sustainable food offerings over time (e.g., increase by 1.5% each year)
♣ Develop a UDS student sustainability position to measure and manage sustainable food efforts and act as liaison with UW-Sprout Campus Garden
♣ Develop new markets for UW-Sprout Campus Garden
♣ Develop a system for collecting data of harvested food to record quantities
♣ Create a plan to expand garden size
♣ Crete a proposal to increase budget for student positions, to allow for more students working in the garden and selling food that will eventually make the student positions self-sustaining
♣ Provide training to all UDS employees with regard to:
o Sustainable food
o Complete-protein vegetarian and vegan options
♣ Provide education for customers with regard to:
o Sustainable food and offerings
o Complete-protein vegetarian and vegan options
o Healthy options
♣ Provide transparent and accurate signage for:
o Sustainable food options
o Complete-protein vegetarian and vegan options
o Healthy options
♣ Provide internship opportunities for students (e.g., Dietetics, Sustainability minor, etc.)
♣ Provide outreach programming through the UW-Sprout Campus Garden
♣ Canning classes with garden produce through a partnership with UW-Extension’s Master Canner Program
♣ Gardening education for children in the Child & Family Study Center
♣ Gardening and fresh food workshops in partnership with the Peer Health Educators
♣ Health and nutrition education in partnership with UW-Stout’s Dietetics program
♣ Offer more curriculum and research collaborations between UW-Sprout and students, faculty, and academic staff
♣ Dedicated internships with Marketing/Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Environmental Science, Dietetics, and more
♣ Collaborate with faculty/academic staff teaching courses in which sustainable food and sustainability agriculture could dovetail with curriculum, such as Sustainability/Environmental Science Capstone, Quantity Food Production, Industrial Design, Engineering, and more

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, Sustainability Steering Committee, Sustainability Office, University Dining Services

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

UW-Stout signed the ACUPCC in 2007 and adopted a Campus Sustainability Action Plan in 2009. This plan is our guiding document for sustainable development of the campus. We review it annually and assign sustainability-related charges to various departments and committees on campus. Charges for this Action Plan are assigned by many levels of campus, including the Chancellor and Strategic Planning Group, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative & Student Life Services, and Student Life Services. These charges are to be completed within 12 months. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.

Additionally, the Sustainability Steering Committee updates the Campus Sustainability Action Plan every five years, then presents it to the Strategic Planning Group for approval. This plan seeks to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and educate student and staff regarding climate change by creating objectives for the following areas of campus sustainability:

♣ Energy
♣ Buildings
♣ Air & Climate
♣ Landscapes & Grounds
♣ Waste
♣ Food
♣ Curriculum & Research
♣ Transportation
♣ Water
♣ Purchasing

The Sustainability Steering Committee sets new greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals every five years, which are also approved by UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group.

The Sustainability Office benchmarks a number of performance indicators monthly, quarterly, and/or annually. Additionally, along with the Applied Research Center, the Sustainability Office conducts biennial greenhouse gas emissions inventories to monitor progress toward our 5-year greenhouse gas emissions goals.

UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group incorporated the Campus Sustainability Action Plan into its strategic planning process, along with several other action plans that the university prioritizes. One of UW-Stout’s FOCUS 2015 Strategic Planning goals was to “Focus on Sustainability: Implement key elements of the ACUPCC and educational and applied research initiatives.” And as of 2015, UW-Stout created an Enduring Goal to “Provide an environmentally sustainable campus that include safe, accessible, effective, efficient, and inviting physical facilities.”

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):

The plan to advance sustainability in energy will be completed by the end of FY 2015 by the Campus-wide Energy Committee in accordance with Excel Energy and submitted as an annual report.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, Sustainability Steering Committee, Sustainability Office, Stout Student Association's Sustainability Council

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:

UW-Stout signed the ACUPCC in 2007 and adopted a Campus Sustainability Action Plan in 2009. This plan is our guiding document for sustainable development of the campus. We review it annually and assign sustainability-related charges to various departments and committees on campus. Charges for this Action Plan are assigned by many levels of campus, including the Chancellor and Strategic Planning Group, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative & Student Life Services, and Student Life Services. These charges are to be completed within 12 months. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.

Additionally, the Sustainability Steering Committee updates the Campus Sustainability Action Plan every five years, then presents it to the Strategic Planning Group for approval. This plan seeks to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and educate student and staff regarding climate change by creating objectives for the following areas of campus sustainability:

♣ Landscapes & Grounds
♣ Buildings
♣ Energy
♣ Air & Climate
♣ Waste
♣ Food
♣ Curriculum & Research
♣ Transportation
♣ Water
♣ Purchasing

The Sustainability Steering Committee sets new greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals every five years, which are also approved by UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group.

The Sustainability Office benchmarks a number of performance indicators monthly, quarterly, and/or annually. Additionally, along with the Applied Research Center, the Sustainability Office conducts biennial greenhouse gas emissions inventories to monitor progress toward our 5-year greenhouse gas emissions goals.

UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group incorporated the Campus Sustainability Action Plan into its strategic planning process, along with several other action plans that the university prioritizes. One of UW-Stout’s FOCUS 2015 Strategic Planning goals was to “Focus on Sustainability: Implement key elements of the ACUPCC and educational and applied research initiatives.” And as of 2015, UW-Stout created an Enduring Goal to “Provide an environmentally sustainable campus that include safe, accessible, effective, efficient, and inviting physical facilities.”

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, Sustainability Steering Committee, Campus-wide Exteriors Development Committee, Grounds Department, Stout Student Association's Sustainability Council

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:

UW-Stout signed the ACUPCC in 2007 and adopted a Campus Sustainability Action Plan in 2009. This plan is our guiding document for sustainable development of the campus. We review it annually and assign sustainability-related charges to various departments and committees on campus. Charges for this Action Plan are assigned by many levels of campus, including the Chancellor and Strategic Planning Group, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative & Student Life Services, and Student Life Services. These charges are to be completed within 12 months. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.

Additionally, the Sustainability Steering Committee updates the Campus Sustainability Action Plan every five years, then presents it to the Strategic Planning Group for approval. This plan seeks to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and educate student and staff regarding climate change by creating objectives for the following areas of campus sustainability:

♣ Air & Climate
♣ Purchasing
♣ Energy
♣ Landscapes & Grounds
♣ Waste
♣ Food
♣ Curriculum & Research
♣ Transportation
♣ Water
♣ Buildings

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, Sustainability Steering Committee, Purchasing & Procurement

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:

UW-Stout signed the ACUPCC in 2007 and adopted a Campus Sustainability Action Plan in 2009. This plan is our guiding document for sustainable development of the campus. We review it annually and assign sustainability-related charges to various departments and committees on campus. Charges for this Action Plan are assigned by many levels of campus, including the Chancellor and Strategic Planning Group, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative & Student Life Services, and Student Life Services. These charges are to be completed within 12 months. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.

Additionally, the Sustainability Steering Committee updates the Campus Sustainability Action Plan every five years, then presents it to the Strategic Planning Group for approval. This plan seeks to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and educate student and staff regarding climate change by creating objectives for the following areas of campus sustainability:

♣ Transportation
♣ Buildings
♣ Energy
♣ Landscapes & Grounds
♣ Waste
♣ Food
♣ Curriculum & Research
♣ Air & Climate
♣ Water
♣ Purchasing

The Sustainability Steering Committee sets new greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals every five years, which are also approved by UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group.

The Sustainability Office benchmarks a number of performance indicators monthly, quarterly, and/or annually. Additionally, along with the Applied Research Center, the Sustainability Office conducts biennial greenhouse gas emissions inventories to monitor progress toward our 5-year greenhouse gas emissions goals.

UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group incorporated the Campus Sustainability Action Plan into its strategic planning process, along with several other action plans that the university prioritizes. One of UW-Stout’s FOCUS 2015 Strategic Planning goals was to “Focus on Sustainability: Implement key elements of the ACUPCC and educational and applied research initiatives.” And as of 2015, UW-Stout created an Enduring Goal to “Provide an environmentally sustainable campus that include safe, accessible, effective, efficient, and inviting physical facilities.”

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):

There is no specific measurement or formal plan


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, Sustainability Steering Committee, Sustainability Office, Parking & Transportation Office, Alternative Transportation Work Group

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:

UW-Stout signed the ACUPCC in 2007 and adopted a Campus Sustainability Action Plan in 2009. This plan is our guiding document for sustainable development of the campus. We review it annually and assign sustainability-related charges to various departments and committees on campus. Charges for this Action Plan are assigned by many levels of campus, including the Chancellor and Strategic Planning Group, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative & Student Life Services, and Student Life Services. These charges are to be completed within 12 months. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.

Additionally, the Sustainability Steering Committee updates the Campus Sustainability Action Plan every five years, then presents it to the Strategic Planning Group for approval. This plan seeks to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and educate student and staff regarding climate change by creating objectives for the following areas of campus sustainability:

♣ Waste
♣ Buildings
♣ Energy
♣ Landscapes & Grounds
♣ Air & Climate
♣ Food
♣ Curriculum & Research
♣ Transportation
♣ Water
♣ Purchasing

The Sustainability Steering Committee sets new greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals every five years, which are also approved by UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group.

The Sustainability Office benchmarks a number of performance indicators monthly, quarterly, and/or annually. Additionally, along with the Applied Research Center, the Sustainability Office conducts biennial greenhouse gas emissions inventories to monitor progress toward our 5-year greenhouse gas emissions goals.

UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group incorporated the Campus Sustainability Action Plan into its strategic planning process, along with several other action plans that the university prioritizes. One of UW-Stout’s FOCUS 2015 Strategic Planning goals was to “Focus on Sustainability: Implement key elements of the ACUPCC and educational and applied research initiatives.” And as of 2015, UW-Stout created an Enduring Goal to “Provide an environmentally sustainable campus that include safe, accessible, effective, efficient, and inviting physical facilities.”

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):

♣ Develop and implement a plan to measure all waste from campus (more than compost, recycling, trash, and batteries)
♣ Develop a plan for reusing and recycling of demolition waste
♣ Research a trayless food program and how this correlates to less food waste
♣ Reduce paper use by adopting ImageNow, no longer providing paper handouts, reducing paper within courses
♣ Develop a composting system on campus or in the community
♣ Research and develop a software program for measuring paper printing (e.g. Paper cut)
♣ Training for recycling/composting to custodial staff
♣ Training for recycling/composting for new students in residence halls or at orientation
♣ Training for recycling/composting for new employees
♣ Increased promotion of Green to Go program and refillable beverage container discount program
♣ ImageNow training for campus

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, Sustainability Steering Committee, Sustainability Office, Physical Plant

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:

UW-Stout signed the ACUPCC in 2007 and adopted a Campus Sustainability Action Plan in 2009. This plan is our guiding document for sustainable development of the campus. We review it annually and assign sustainability-related charges to various departments and committees on campus. Charges for this Action Plan are assigned by many levels of campus, including the Chancellor and Strategic Planning Group, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative & Student Life Services, and Student Life Services. These charges are to be completed within 12 months. Departments are required to report back every 6 months.

Additionally, the Sustainability Steering Committee updates the Campus Sustainability Action Plan every five years, then presents it to the Strategic Planning Group for approval. This plan seeks to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and educate student and staff regarding climate change by creating objectives for the following areas of campus sustainability:

♣ Water
♣ Buildings
♣ Energy
♣ Landscapes & Grounds
♣ Waste
♣ Food
♣ Curriculum & Research
♣ Transportation
♣ Air & Climate
♣ Purchasing

The Sustainability Steering Committee sets new greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals every five years, which are also approved by UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group.

The Sustainability Office benchmarks a number of performance indicators monthly, quarterly, and/or annually. Additionally, along with the Applied Research Center, the Sustainability Office conducts biennial greenhouse gas emissions inventories to monitor progress toward our 5-year greenhouse gas emissions goals.

UW-Stout’s Strategic Planning Group incorporated the Campus Sustainability Action Plan into its strategic planning process, along with several other action plans that the university prioritizes. One of UW-Stout’s FOCUS 2015 Strategic Planning goals was to “Focus on Sustainability: Implement key elements of the ACUPCC and educational and applied research initiatives.” And as of 2015, UW-Stout created an Enduring Goal to “Provide an environmentally sustainable campus that include safe, accessible, effective, efficient, and inviting physical facilities.”

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):

Strategic Planning Group, Sustainability Steering Committee

+ Date Revised: May 4, 2016

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:

The University has excluded 402 diversity funding for student programming and services from all budget cuts for many years which does bode for our commitment to sustainability. These are 402 state funds and could be subject to reductions.

We also have a 4-year Infusing Diversity across the Curriculum Project, with a total of 40 faculty/staff, who are committed to transforming their courses with the infusion of multiculturalism and diversity-based content and experiences.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

N/A


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

Diversity Leadership Team


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Investment plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the other plan(s):
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:

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.