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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.

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Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 19, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Vermont
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

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Director
UVM Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The Office of Sustainability has a website that summarizes sustainability efforts on campus, adding current sustainability news to the main page and blog articles as fit for relevant sustainability activities.


The website URL for the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Through the Service Learning Course "Campus Sustainability", students conduct research and have opportunities to present at AASHE conferences and to the greater UVM and Burlington community.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

LEED buildings are designated


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

local, organic and real foods are noted on signs in some establishments on campus, and dining services does inform public about locally produced food. The Real Food Challenge is also becoming a part of the dining conversation and posted in some dining areas.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

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The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

The University is a member of CATMA, the Campus Area Transportation
Management Association, which offers a variety of options and
incentives to commuters. UVM Transportation and Parking Services
explains all the options on its website


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Yes, a green guide is available every year encouraging sustainable student and unversity life on campus.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
Yes

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:

The Eco-Reps group on campus publishes articles in the UVM Cynic newspaper regarding sustainability efforts on campus.


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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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Sustainability publications include “Teaching Sustainability at UVM”, which describes the Sustainability Faculty Fellows program

http://ctl.uvm.edu/services-programs/sustainabilityfellows/sffp_report.pdf


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

40 Years: A History of the UVM Environmental Program


The website URL for this material:
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The Cooling UVM report is in draft form and will be published within the next year. Cooling UVM describes our climate action plan and goals for becoming climate neutral and lowering our GHG emissions on an institutional level.


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

The Clean Energy Fund report is in draft form and will be published within the year. This report describes the Clean Energy Fund and the projects it has supported over the years at UVM.


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

A brief description of this material:

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The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

A brief description of this material:

-


The website URL for this material:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

A brief description of this material:

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

A brief description of this material:

-


The website URL for this material:
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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.