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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 Eric Boles
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carlos Ochoa
Director
Office for Sustainability
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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 ---
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 No
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians ---
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:

A central website consolidates information about the University of Arkansas
sustainability efforts, current and upcoming events and has hot links to annual reports such as the Climate Action Plan.


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

The Office for Sustainability produces a monthly newsletter includes reports on recent and upcoming events, and gives tips on energy conservation, water conservation and waste minimization.


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

"Inquiry" is a journal dedicated exclusively to undergraduate research, and it includes articles about energy conservation and sustainability.


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 :

Recycling signs are posted at buildings across campus. Elkay water filling stations have electronic signage which notes how many water bottles were prevented from being used with each reusable water bottle that is filled. USGBC plaques are on LEED certified buildings (5 are in the process of being approved, and we currently have 4 certified).


The website URL for 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:

Signs are posted at dish return stations at each of the four food courts reminding diners to properly sort food waste for the food waste-to-compost project.


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:
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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:

UA Transit and Parking has several online guides to the use of buses, bicycles on campus, ride sharing programs and paratransit services.


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:
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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:

The Housing website lists ways to live sustainably in the community, on campus, in the residence halls, and in the residence hall rooms. There is also a sustainability living and learning community.


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:

The Arkansas Traveler, a weekly student newspaper, has a reporter assigned to provide updates on campus sustainability projects, issues, and events.


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):

The Office for Sustainability uses its wordpress blog as a platform to share information about events, projects, programs, volunteer opportunities, and general sustainability information that is useful not only to the University of Arkansas community, but to the field of sustainability as a whole.


The website URL for this material (1st material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

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

The Office for Sustainability has a Facebook page that informs students about sustainability on-campus events and activities.


The website URL for this material (2nd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

The Office for Sustainability is represented on Twitter sharing the sustainability events, news, and trends.


The website URL for this material (3rd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (4th material):

The Office for Sustainability uses Google+ to share information such as blog posts and news from the blog and campus for people who prefer to use this platform.


The website URL for this material (4th material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

A brief description of this material (5th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

A brief description of this material (6th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

A brief description of this material (7th material):
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The website URL for this material (7th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
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A brief description of this material (8th material):
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