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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 Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2013
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
ER-T2-7: Outdoors Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that organizes hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students and follows Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

The Outdoor Adventures Program is the outdoor education and recreation component within the Department of Campus Recreation at UNCG. Outdoor Adventures is housed in the Student Recreation Center and has three main programs: the Adventure Trips and Clinics Program, the Rental Center (outdoor equipment rental), and "The Edge" (indoor climbing wall). These three program areas are designed to meet the outdoor needs of the UNCG community.

Leave No Trace principles are followed on all trips. LNT is taught to all participants - it is a cornerstone of the
program philosophy when traveling in wilderness and outdoor locations. Over the past several years Outdoor Adventures members have also conducted stream clean-up service projects on a two-mile stretch of Buffalo Creek just north of campus.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

Information for this credit was received from Mike Ackerman, Assistant Director for UNCG Outdoor Adventures.

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