Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date April 22, 2015
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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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 Yes
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 Yes
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 Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
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:

UW-Whitewater has two sustainability Web sites. There is an overall campus sustainability site that provides information about the campus-wide sustainability efforts and information. There is also a Residence Life Sustainability Web site that focuses on competitions and information relevant to residence hall students.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

A sustainability newsletter titled The Greener Dub is produced and disseminated by Residence Life. Another sustainability newsletter was being created and disseminated to parties outside of Residence Life by Creative Marketing Unlimited, a student organization partnered with campus sustainability. However, this project is on hold and will be re-booted by the Sustainability Office.


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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

UW-Whitewater has several social media platforms dedicated to sustainability efforts. They include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and blogs. Efforts to utilize and integrate more recent or trendy social media platforms are always being considered and actively experimented with.


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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Student research involving sustainability is featured on the sustainability website, particularly those that received funding from the Student Sustainability Fund.


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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

There is signage highlighting green building features in many of our buildings, including a full LEED display with pictures, a signboard, and the plaque in our LEED certified building, Starin Hall, as well as monitors showing the output from our Solar Panels on Hyland Hall. The value of this program is important to our goal of creating a living, learning laboratory on our campus and plans are being formulated to expand these efforts to food service areas and campus grounds in a more significant way.


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

Unknown - not reported.


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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

Planning for this effort is currently underway, but nothing has been implemented at time of submission.


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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

An online campus sustainability tour is currently under development using GIS software, but the descriptions and photos have not been completed by the time of submission. However, a sustainability walking tour is provided by the Sustainability Office on a regular basis as part of the class presentation and outreach offerings.


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

Whitewater does have a Web page dedicated to informing students, faculty, and staff about the Janesville Transit System’s bus stops on campus and in the City of Whitewater.

The University Center offers tips and a video to help students learn more about Zimride, the campus ridesharing program. http://www.uww.edu/uc/services/zimride


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

A brochure developed by the Sustainability Office is handed out to students as part of a recurring Bicycle Recycle event held by the student Cycling Club.


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

UW-Whitewater also has a green living guide that was created to help everyone on campus live more sustainably, as well as a green living brochure that is available on the Residence Life Web site.


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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:

Not at this time.


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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

Residence Life has a green living brochure focused on how to "green your room."


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Many of these materials exist, but need bolstered dissemination to truly have a wider impact. We have a good variety, but the quality of execution of some of these areas leaves a lot of room for improvement that might not show up in the final score.

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