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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Alaska Anchorage
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Paula Williams
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
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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 No
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 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:

The central website of the University has an option that has full access to the Office of Sustainability, this site allows viewers to see all of the sustainability efforts that are made by the office and it's employees including, current, and future events held on campus.


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

The Office of Sustainability generates a monthly newsletter that reaches all of the staff and faculty working on campus. The newsletter is also uploaded onto several social media sites that reaches all of the students past and present, including friends of friends.


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

Sustainability Club, Office of Sustainability, Green Fee, and USUAA all use the social media outlet of Facebook and the Green and Gold, which is the on campus information catalyst for all of the events that happen on campus.


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:

The Green Fee is the $3.00 paid along with the student government fee at UAA. This promotes sustainability efforts in the university community by funding student initiatives defined by environmental stewardship, economic pragmatism, and social responsibility.


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

The Conoco Phillips Building is considered the most sustainable building on campus. Most of the materials were recycled, special considerations were taken in account when adding new light fixtures.


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

UAA offers a sustainable walking tour that is available online as a self-guided tour or you can call the UAA recruitment department and have a student tour guide help you along the tour.


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

The University offers many different types of alternative transportation options. Students can rent a bike with their wolfcard for one month for free, the local public mover bus, Share-a-ride and the Seawolf Shuttle offers free rides to students that have a current student ID. The University also has ZimRide and Hertz OnDemand available on campus.


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

An anchorage bike map is available through the city with educational materials and safety procedures along with maps of biking trails for the Anchorage areas. Bike friendly On-street routes, bicycle routes, areas of increased wildlife activity. These maps are handed out at several offices on campus and also have an online version available.


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

Green living guide is offered to the students when they are in the "move in" process. Residence life also places containers in the halls towards the end of the semester to encourage reducing, reusing and recycling within the University system. The guide also highlights alternative transportation and understanding diversity.


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:

Through many outreach efforts, the Office of Sustainability and Sustainably related items are featured in The Northern Light newspaper and the Green and Gold online news. To keep current the Office of Sustainability creates an event that is used to inform and educate the students on campus each month. The link below shows some of the relevant stories located in the Green and Gold news about Sustainability


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):

General support services has printer cartridge recycling on electronic reader boards.The purpose of this policy is to insure the protection of University assets and to inform all departments of the appropriate methods of declaring and disposing of surplus, salvage, scrap and worthless property.All property and equipment purchased with university funds (including unrestricted funds, grants, endowments or gifts), donated to the university, or acquired for the university through other means are the property of the University of Alaska Anchorage and title remains with the university at all times until asset disposal. The following describes the procedures that must be followed to surplus/dispose of any university property. UAA General Support Services has primary responsibility for this function through its Surplus division.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.