Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Weber State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jennifer Bodine
Sustainability Specialist
Facilities 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 No
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
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 No
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
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 Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above No

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Weber State University's sustainability website provides the following information:

- sustainability-related academic programs
- completed sustainability projects
- sustainability-related news
- access to the University's climate action plan, annual sustainability reports, GHG reports, etc.
- a community calendar listing all sustainability-related events from speakers to events and meetings hosted by the Environmental Ambassadors
- resources for getting involved and reducing your impact


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

Weber State University's sustainability newsletter is co-produced by the Energy & Sustainability Office and the Environmental Issues Committee which is part of WSU's Faculty Senate. The newsletter is produced at least once per semester and contains articles regarding upcoming green speaker events, tips for living sustainably, and information regarding campus sustainability projects currently under construction or recently completed. Historically the newsletter was sent out to a listserv via email. More recently, it is being posted on the website below with a link emailed out to the listserv.


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

The Energy & Sustainability Office at WSU maintain Facebook and Twitter accounts focused on sustainability. The Twitter account can be followed @WSUsustainable.


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

While not sustainability-specific, Weber State University does have its own Undergraduate Research Journal, Ergo, which is supported by all colleges and departments. If students, in any department, have participated in an inquiry or investigation that makes an original, intellectual or creative contribution to their discipline, their research qualifies for publication. Publication submission and review details are available on WSU's Ergo website: http://www.weber.edu/OUR/ergo.


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A brief description of 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:

Sodexo is WSU's food service provider. They have signage for their Meatless Mondays program which includes information about the health and environmental benefits associated with reducing meat consumption.

Sodexo also has a large map of Utah that shows where WSU's locally produced food comes from and includes information on the environmental importance of eating as locally as possible.


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:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Weber State University has a sustainability map that highlights the key sustainability-related projects and offices on campus. This map is available on the campus sustainability website. A direct link is provided below.


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

Weber State University's sustainability guide was originally produced collaboratively by students in WSU's Geography 3060 spring semester class (2011), the Environmental Issues Committee, and the Energy & Sustainability Office at WSU. The guide, which was updated in spring 2014, contains information on conserving and protecting water resources, shopping green, saving energy, reducing air pollution, and reducing waste.


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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:

Weber State University's student newspaper, The Signpost, has made it a priority for the past three years to cover environmental and sustainability issues. Articles can be viewed at: http://www.wsusignpost.com/ by conducting a search for articles using the words sustainability and/or environment.


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