|Submission Date||Jan. 28, 2011|
Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability website - The Office of Sustainability coordinates and builds partnerships for university-wide initiatives that advance the University of South Florida's strategic goal of creating a sustainable campus environment.
To accomplish this mission, we actively support faculty, staff, students, alumni, and neighborhood partners in their efforts to transform the University of South Florida into a 'Green University', where decisions —structural and routine—consider both individual and collective impacts to our campus, community, economy, and environment. As citizen-scholar activists, we share a sustainability ethic that promotes conserving resources, reducing waste, recycling and reusing materials, finding new sources of clean energy, increasing energy efficiency, and diminishing life-cycle impacts and our consumption of greenhouse gas producing materials. We engage in this ethic of stewardship to guide the development and implementation of programs, policies, and other courses of action in the operation and management of the University of South Florida system as well as its institutional teaching, research, and service commitments.
1)Sustain-a-Bull website - Under the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, this website outlines the actions of the the USF Sustainability Steering Committee, news articles, events, and reports concerning sustainability on campus.
The Sustainability Newsletter can be found in PDF format at this website URL.
2) The Office of Sustainability website features a page where recent news related to sustainability are published. Please see http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Sustainability/resources/news.html
1) The USF School of Global Sustainability website features information on the school, programs, global partners, current students, and the MA Program Portal that allows students to connect with fellow program participants and access lectures and other useful tools.
2) The Office of Sustainability website features a page highlighting student research on the topic of sustainability and efforts by students to promote sustainability on campus and beyond. Please see: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Sustainability/Initiatives/students.html
Dining Services has a "Make Your Mark" flyer outlining the various sustainable efforts of dining services on campus, which include trayless dining, the collection of used cooking oil for conversion to biodiesel fuel, and locally sourced food options.
Students from the Green LLC are given a green tour of campus during new student orientation. The guide, a faculty member, speaks about the development of sustainability initiatives on campus, shows examples of sustainability related projects, and has them visit the Office of Sustainability, the center for urban transportation, and the botanical gardens. Overall the tour takes about 1.5 hours.
1) Parking and Transportation Services produces a handout outlining the Car Pool Program policy and goals, which center around the need to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in and around the campus.
2) The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), established in 1988, has become recognized nationally and serves as an important resource for policymakers, transportation professionals, the education system, and the public. With emphasis on developing innovative, implementable solutions to transportation problems, CUTR provides high quality, objective transportation expertise in the form of technical support, policy analysis, and research support that translates directly into benefits for its project sponsors. Please see http://www.cutr.usf.edu/index.shtml
3) The New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA), is a public-private partnership in Northeast Tampa that provides a forum for businesses, local governments, residents, and commuters to address the transportation needs of the area. Our purpose is to improve and expand transportation options for all travelers in the New North area. The website brings together information on a wide variety of transportation programs and news relevant to the area, especially the USF campus. Please see http://www.newnorthalliance.com/
The Facilities, Planning, and Construction website lists and provides links to numerous related sustainability reports and efforts.
The Physical Plant website outlines the Physical Plant Sustainability and Energy Conservation initiatives, including recycling, energy and water conservation, and stormwater pollution prevention.
A newsletter is produced by the Clean Energy Research Center, where fundamental investigations into new environmentally clean energy sources and systems (hydrogen, fuel cells, solar energy conversion and biomass utilization) meet the needs of power and energy producers and the transportation sector through multi-disciplinary research, technical and infrastructure development and information transfer.
The USF Botanical Gardens Website contains urban sustainability information, such as environmentally friendly mulch and best plants for wildlife in Florida pamphlets.
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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.