Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.15
Liaison Ashley Woolman
Submission Date April 8, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Colorado University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ashley Woolman
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

The LEAD Sustainability Coordinators run a monthly email newsletter aimed at students.
The Sustainability Specialist runs a newsletter for special events (Race to Zero Waste) for all students, faculty, and staff.
The School of ENVS runs an online newsletter (https://www.western-envs.com/) for all undergrad and graduate students within the department.

Sustainability Coordinators run an Instagram account (instagram.com/leadsustainability) with weekly postings.


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

There are many signs throughout campus that highlight sustainability features:
-LEED Building signage
-Native plant gardens surrounding buildings
-Organics Guild student club garden areas
-Freecycle (campus thrift store)
-Recycling signs throughout campus
-Interactive Energy Dashboard associated with PV
-Sustainability Fund projects have associated signage


Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

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


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/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Sustainability is included in the Living on Campus section of the Student Handbook and addresses recycling & waste and energy efficiency. Sustainable living tips are offered at new-student orientation. Workshops throughout the year are provided by LEAD Sustainability Coordinators and are for students living on campus.


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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