|Submission Date||April 26, 2016|
|2.00 / 2.00||
|Yes or No|
|A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts||Yes|
|A sustainability newsletter||No|
|Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability||Yes|
|A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability||No|
|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||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||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|
The UNCW Sustainability website is updated at least weekly, if not more. It covers everything from news and upcoming events to success stories and sustainable people on campus.
Sustainability at UNCW Facebook page is used to spread news about events, success stories, volunteer opportunities and awards at UNCW. Sometimes there are tips on how to live sustainable as a student or in general.
The Seahawk Crossing Housing and Residence apartments were built to LEED Silver standards. In the common rooms there are posters about the energy & water savings, construction waste minimization, recycled materials, clean air, use of natural lighting in that apartment complex.
UNCW Campus Dining promotes sustainability and sustainable food systems in many ways. There is a brochure on the sustainable practices at UNCW, a Sustainability Wall when you enter the main dining hall with a map of NC denoted the different farms we buy from and a description about them, along with signs in all of the food areas indicating what food is locally sourced. There is also a hydroponic garden in the middle of the main dining hall with information about how the system works.
The department of Environmental Science and Studies takes particular classes, and anyone else who would like to join on a sustainability walk at the beginning of each semester. The walk includes the buildings built to LEED Silver standards, the solar panel at the Student Recreational Center and the Longleaf Pine forest that is used as a study tool for prescribed burns.
Each student is exposed to campus maps, bus schedules and bike routes during freshman orientation. The parking and transportation website explains the bus system, which is free to all students. There is also the Teal Terminal bus area where students can see live feed of how far away each bus is at that moment.
The City of Wilmington has a 14 mile Cross City Trail that connects one end of the city to the other safely. This bike/running trail goes through campus, connecting the students to the resources in the community safely. Each student must also register their bike with the university, at that time they can ask any questions they may have about navigation.
The Sustainability Booklet is used as an overall educational/marketing piece for sustainability at UNCW. It covers everything from energy to landscaping to champions of sustainability. While the booklet is general, it has a pocket for a brochure for more specific topics.
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