|Submission Date||Sept. 29, 2014|
|1.17 / 4.00||
Sustainability & Strategic Planning Coordinator
|Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No)||Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)|
|Research (or other scholarship)||---||---|
Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: Yes
Explanation: couldn't find any measurable objectives.
|Air and Climate||No||No|
|Diversity and Affordability||---||---|
|Health, Wellbeing and Work||---||---|
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.
As of Fall 2014, all entering students will be required to have successfully completed a sustainability general education course.
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Science
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.
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.
Office of Sustainability
Office of Residence Life
The Climate Action Plan submitted to ACUPCC provides measurable objectives of overall reductions in energy usage.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: Continuing efforts target reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This includes installation of meters/submeters in academic buildings to better understand and manage energy usage. Additionally, lighting retrofits to more energy efficient options continues across campus.
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.
Office of Sutainability
Facilities & Operations
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.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: 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.
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.
Office of 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.)
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