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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 Silver
Overall Score 51.34
Liaison Kat Pohlman
Submission Date April 26, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
EH&S
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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 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

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

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.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

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 website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

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.


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

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 website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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:

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.


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:

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 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:

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.


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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:
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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:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

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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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.