Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.65
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Weber State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Bodine
Sustainability Specialist
Facilities 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):

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:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Weber State University's sustainability newsletter is collaboratively produced by the Sustainability Practices and Research Center, the Energy & Sustainability Office, and the Environmental Issues Committee (part of WSU's Faculty Senate). The newsletter is produced once per month during the Fall and Spring semesters, and contains articles regarding upcoming green speaker events, tips for living sustainably, and information regarding campus sustainability projects currently under construction or recently completed. The newsletter is posted on the Sustainability website with a link in addition to being emailed out to the listserv (those who signed up to receive the newsletter).


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:

The Sustainability Practices and Research Center maintains Facebook and Twitter accounts focused on sustainability. The Facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/weberstatesustainability/

The Twitter account can be followed @WSUsustainable.


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

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: https://www.weber.edu/OUR/ergooverview.html


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?:
No

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

Sodexo is WSU's food service provider. They have signage outlining their commitment to sustainability, including their efforts at waste tracking and reduction, locally sourcing as many products as possible, etc.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Weber State University conducts frequent energy and sustainability tours of campus, for both students and faculty as well as the interested general public, where the Energy Manager for campus shows how WSU is working towards meeting its carbon neutral goal. Weber also 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.


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

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 comprehensively updated in spring 2014, and regularly is updated by the Energy & Sustainability Office, contains information on conserving and protecting water resources, shopping green, saving energy, reducing air pollution, and reducing waste.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

The Green Department Certification Program website contains a number of publications that help offices and departments achieve their green team goals. The Green Department Certification Program website is: https://www.weber.edu/sustainability/green-department.html

Green Department Resources can be found at: https://www.weber.edu/sustainability/green-posters.html


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