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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 Mary Beth McGrew
Submission Date March 11, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Cincinnati
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Claire Sweigart
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The sustainability website includes information on sustainability efforts in campus operations, curriculum and research, and co-curricular sustainability programs. It is regularly updated with news pieces and upcoming events.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

An electronic newsletter is sent out via a listserv to over 2,000 members.


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Does the institution have 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:

UC's Office of Research encourages students at all levels to be involved in research. A publication highlighting the research being conducted at UC is produced twice each year. It can be accessed here: http://www.uc.edu/ucresearch/research_publications.html


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

UC has 6 LEED certified buildings and each building includes informational signage highlighting various features of the sustainable design.


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

UC Food Services includes informational signage on vegetarian options and the Meatless Monday program. Signage also highlights the benefits of trayless dining and asking students only to take what they intend to eat in order to reduce food waste. The new food scrap composting initiative will also include educational signage.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Maps are available that highlight the LEED buildings and bike infrastructure on campus.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

Via the sustainability website commuters can find information on many alternative transportation options, including free campus shuttles, reduced fare bus passes, carpooling, and bike share.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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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)?:
Yes

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 student newspaper, The News Record, publishes a regular sustainability column and assigns reports and photographers to cover sustainability activities on campus.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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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.