Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Western Colorado University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brian Barker
Director of University Communications
University Communications
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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 Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
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 Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Information about ACUPCC, Environmental Charter, history of sustainability at Western, tips for sustainable living, Sustainability Fund, LEED Buildings, etc.


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

Form a variety of sources:
- Facilities re: waste and recycling aimed at faculty and staff
- Master in Environmental Management, aimed at MEM faculty and students
- forthcoming newsletter aimed at undergrads


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

Facebook page(s)


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Fall Forum
Celebration of Scholarship
Spring Symposium


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

LEED Building signage
Native plant gardens surrounding buildings
Interactive Energy Dashboard associated with PV
Sustainability Fund projects have associated signage


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Information (map and narrative) about local food providers and their products, featured by Sodexo


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:

Native gardens - surrounding buildings
Permaculture garden
xeriscaping
Organics Guild garden - non-native grass replaced with organic garden


The website URL for 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:

Created by Sustainability Coordinators and Environment and Sustainability students. Highlights LEED buildings, Sustainability Fund projects, and native gardens and campus agriculture.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Information about free RTA bus provided at orientation, as well as in University Center and campus bus shelter.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

Bike library and Wilderness Pursuits offers free bike maintenance clinics.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Formal residence life curriculum being created, sustainable living tips offered at new-student orientation, workshops provided by Sustainability Coordinators


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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:

No assigned reporter, regular column in fall 2014 and spring 2015 with periodic columns previously.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

Master in Environmental Management email blast


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

Periodic announcements associated with sustainability emailed to faculty and staff (e.g., Princeton Review Green Schools ranking, RecycleMania accomplishments, LEED awards)


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