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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 Jill Fermanich
Submission Date Sept. 29, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.17 / 4.00 Laurie Case
Sustainability & Strategic Planning Coordinator
Chancellor's Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum Yes Yes
Research (or other scholarship) --- ---
Campus Engagement Yes No
+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015
Public Engagement --- ---
Air and Climate No No
Buildings No No
Dining Services/Food --- ---
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds --- ---
Purchasing --- ---
Transportation --- ---
Waste Yes Yes
Water --- ---
Diversity and Affordability --- ---
Health, Wellbeing and Work --- ---
Investment No No
Other --- ---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:

As of Fall 2014, sustainability-related courses will be a mandatory feature of the general education requirements of the University. A student will be required to complete one course from a selected list to complete this requirement.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):

As of Fall 2014, all entering students will be required to have successfully completed a sustainability general education course.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Science


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:

An Eco-Rep program in Residence Life was launched in 2013/14 with the goal of building awareness of all freshman living in campus housing on sustainability and their role in taking action to live in a more sustainable manner.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:

A survey of all students living in Residence Life is occurring in Spring 2014, including 5 specific questions regarding sustainability awareness will be used as a baseline measure to track whether the Eco-Rep program is delivering increased sustainability awareness. No specific goals have been set as yet.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):

Office of Sustainability
Office of Residence Life


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

The Climate Action Plan submitted to ACUPCC provides measurable objectives of overall reductions in energy usage.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):

Meters are targeted to go in during 2015/2016, with the data gathered from these instruments, we will be better able to set measurable objections in terms of energy use which will ultimately have an impact upon our GHG generation.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Office of Sutainability
Facilities & Operations


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:

With the local MRF converting their system to manage additional recyclable materials (#3-#7), as a campus we will be able to divert more materials from the landfill. A new plastic film (#4) recycling program was launched in Spring 2013, keeping additional plastics out of the landfill while supporting a local recycling company and generating a small revenue stream for the University.

This fits into the broader solid waste reduction goals outlined in the campus Climate Action Plan which focuses on enhanced recycling programs, better organic waste management and, potentially, moving the campus to Zero Waste to landfill.

The entire Climate Action Plan can be viewed at ACUPCC.org or on the UWGB sustainability website.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 9, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):

With the launch of the added recycling capabilities this fall, a communication/awareness program will be developed to meet students for late Fall 2014 with the additional opportunities to increase their recycling efforts.

The current Climate Action Plan for the university outlines a 20 percent reduction in Scope 3 emissions by 2030. Solid waste is included in this goal.

The Climate Action Plan can be viewed at the ACUPCC.org website or on the UWGB sustainability website.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 9, 2015

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):

Office of Sustainability


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Investment plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the other plan(s):
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

Sustainability is included as one of the key guiding themes of the University and is part of the University's mission statement:

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay provides an interdisciplinary, problem-focused educational experience that prepares students to think critically and address complex issues in a multicultural and evolving world. The University enriches the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural and economic resource. (Approved by the UW System Board of Regents, September 2007.)


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:

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.