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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 51.80
Liaison John Arendt
Submission Date Sept. 29, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Laurie Case
Sustainability & Strategic Planning Coordinator
Chancellor's Office
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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 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

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

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.


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:

Facebook pages for Sustainability and Eco-Reps


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:

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.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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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:

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 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:
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The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

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.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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):

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/

Alumni Newsletters
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.

Website: http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/

Also available on the alumni website is a video presentation on the history of UW-Green Bay’s core environmental mission.

Website: http://blog.uwgb.edu/alumni/index.php/newsletter/11/16/core-environmental-mission/


The website URL for this material (1st material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

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.


The website URL for this material (2nd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

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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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.