|Submission Date||Oct. 16, 2015|
Office oF Sustainability
|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||No|
|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||No|
|Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat||No|
|Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above||Yes|
Clearing house for all sustainability-related activities of the University. Administer by the UK Office of Sustainability.
The Office of Sustainability has developed an E-News service for campus and community members who are interested in receiving updates about sustainability related initiatives, programs and events at the University of Kentucky. It is our goal to distribute the monthly e-news on the first Wednesday of each month. If you have news, photos or events that you would like to have included please contact Shane Tedder at [email protected].
UK Office of Sustainability maintains 3 social media platforms (FB, Twitter, Instagram), the Student Sustainability Council, the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library, Campus Kitchens, and a long list of other campus organizations also use social media to promote sustainability.
The University has an annual undergraduate research showcase as well as the TFISE research showcase and Sustainabiilty-focused summer research and creativity fellowships for undergraduates. Participants in all three of these initiatives are systematically encouraged to submit their work to Kaleidoscope, a refereed journal published annually by the Office of Undergraduate Education of the University of Kentucky.
LEED-buildings have their plaques featured prominently on both inside and outside walls. Additional information about high performance and innovative building features are also posted in individual cases.
Information about the sources of local ingredients as well as operational efforts to promote sustainability are integrated in the outreach and communication efforts of UK Dining.
Select storm water quality infrastructure is accompanied by informational signage. Sustainability is a core component of the campus landscape guidelines however to reduce visual clutter, outreach about these efforts is done via other channels.
Parking and Transportation Services provides a wide variety of alternative transportation resources.
UK PTS and the Office of Sustainability partner on a wide variety of efforts promoting bicycling at UK.
UK Public Relations has a beat reporter assigned to sustainability. They meet on a bi-weekly basis with UK Sustainability Coordinator and work together to publish several sustainability-focused pieces per month.
The Environment and Natural Resources Initiative publishes a quarterly newsletter.
Natural Resouces and Environmental Sciences publishes a newsletter.
Starting in the summer of 2015, the Office of Sustainability will publish an annual report on campus sustainability efforts.
Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Working Group maintains a blog featuring news articles that impact the Commonwealth that are focused on sustainable ag from around the world.
UK Greenhouse maintains a blog geared toward the student enrolled in that Living and Learning program.
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.
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.