|Submission Date||Sept. 29, 2014|
|2.00 / 2.00||
Sustainability & Strategic Planning Coordinator
|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||Yes|
|Building signage that highlights green building features||No|
|Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems||No|
|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||No|
|Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians||---|
|A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience||Yes|
|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|
This website, linked to our main UW – Green Bay homepage, provides faculty, staff, students and the general public with information and updates regarding ongoing sustainability activities on the campus. It also provides a link to the Sustainability blog and the UWGB Sustainability Facebook page and the UWGB Eco-Reps Facebook page.
Facebook pages for Sustainability and Eco-Reps
UW - Green Bay participates in the "Posters in the Rotunda" program where student researchers can make formal poster presentations in the State Capitol Rotunda in Madison. Posters in the Rotunda is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the exciting undergraduate research going on throughout the state and to support some outstanding Wisconsin students and faculty members who contribute to the state's strong economic future. Topic areas are unlimited and student's participating in sustainability research have an opportunity to present their findings at a state level.
Also, all students participating in the Environmental Studies & Policy Capstone class publish their projects, often related to sustainability efforts, on the departmental website.
A walking map tour (paper) of the campus has been developed and currently (2014) we are looking at making an interactive online version and/or video tour.
The Office of Residence Life has a webpage on their site dedicated to sustainability issues in housing, including guides on recycling, reducing power usage, alternative transportation opportunities, as well as links to the campuswide sustainability blog.
Our main campus homepage includes a section consisting of four feature stories, which are updated on a rotating schedule. Stories on sustainability efforts on campus, faculty research on environmental topics, alumni working in the environmental field, and other topics related to sustainability or green topics are often featured. Example: http://news.uwgb.edu/featured/leading-learning/12/17/pilot-learning-community-offers-360-view-of-sustainability/
The online newsletter provides continually refreshed updates for happenings both on campus as well as opportunities to meet and greet fellow alumni at various events across the area. Because of the long-term focus of the UW-Green Bay campus on environmental issues, many alumni are interested in keeping abreast of both research efforts and current status of campus commitment to these issues. As a result, sustainability and environmental topics are included in both online and the quarterly alumni magazine, Inside.
Also available on the alumni website is a video presentation on the history of UW-Green Bay’s core environmental mission.
Green Looks Good On You
UW-Green Bay uses our long-held focus on environmental issues as a marketing tool, including the following synopsis on our College Portrait entry: “We're Green! From our beautiful, park-like campus to our historic focus on environmental sustainability practices, to our signature school color. We think green will look good on you, too!” Note: content is provided by UW-Green Bay, but the site is operated by a third party.
Environmental Management and Business Innovation Green Innovations Annual Symposium
The Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) was established in August 2008, and helps strengthen the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s leadership position in the promotion of environmental awareness and eco-friendly initiatives.
A primary mission of the EMBI is to host an annual conference that joins the University, local businesses and community leaders to work toward the realization of a sustainable future. The annual conference is called Green Innovations, and features international experts and local panelists who can provide insight on important topics such as sustainability in transportation, wind energy, regional health, regional sustainability and water management.
The establishment of EMBI is a step in the evolution of UW-Green Bay’s historic mission of studying environmental issues and developing solutions to problems; solutions that recognize the critical interconnections between science, policy and business, and the social contexts within which they occur.
The EMBI will strive to work with public- and private-sector partners throughout the New North region to make the region synonymous with sustainability and environmental leadership. Helping businesses develop opportunities to reduce their environmental impact while increasing profitability is good for business. Today’s public view has evolved to where “good business” is not only profitable, but is also recognized for good stewardship of the environment.
In April 2013, the annual Green Innovations conference will be held with the themes of Urban Agriculture and Community Sustainability, with Dr. David Orr as the keynote presenter.This conference brings together faculty, students, business and government leaders to learn from each other. The schedule of events for the 2013 conference can be reviewed at the website URL.
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