Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.43
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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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 (optional):

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 University Housing Life Sustainability Web site that focuses on competitions and information relevant to residence hall students. http://www.uww.edu/housing/sustainability


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Sustainability Office issues a monthly newsletter that includes a featured story on a campus sustainability issue, a eco-friendly product or service of interest to students, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, partnership spotlights, and more. The newsletter goes out to around 1100 individual emails that are collected through various outreach events.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on 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 through the peer to peer educational program called UW-Whitewater Earth Initiative.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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 the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

Not at this time.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce 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:

Selected student research involving sustainability is featured on the sustainability website.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

Signage is incorporated in dining facilities to promote use of reusable takeout containers, called Eco-Clamshells. Vegan and vegetarian options are also promoted at dining hall service locations. Food waste reminders are also posted in each dining hall to encourage students to minimize their food waste for all you care to eat facilities.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

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

Under consideration for implementation.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

An online campus sustainability tour was developed and is being revised 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.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

Sustainable transportation options are available on the sustainability website.

A alternative transportation brochure has been developed for implementation during the 2018-19 permit year, which includes the information available on the website.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

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

A brochure developed by the Sustainability Office is used for some tabling events. Bike information is being assembled for dissemination as part of the bike share launch in Fall 2018.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

UW-Whitewater has a green living guide that was created to help everyone on campus live more sustainably. University Housing has a brochure with tips on how to keep your room "green."


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Many of these materials exist, but need bolstered dissemination to truly have a wider impact.

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