Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.57
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2012
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Agnes Scott College
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Justine Schwartz
Sustainability Fellow
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Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:

Sustainability is a large part of new student orientation. The Orientation Council committed to reducing paper use and printing and shipping costs by designing Orientation materials to load onto USB drives. Everything from schedules to the Orientation Guide to the course catalog are featured on the small thumb drive. The Office of Sustainability and sustainability efforts are featured prominently in the Orientation Guide, including recycling and composting, the college's print reduction system, alternative transportation options, information about the Environmental and Sustainability Studies minor, and many other sustainability related efforts.

There are opportunities for incoming first-years to hear about sustainability on campus whether it is in a one-on-one or group setting. During orientation, the Office of Sustainability presents to all the incoming first-year students about the college's recycling and composting programs, energy and water reduction, and other aspects of our sustainability efforts. The Office of Sustainability was also a clue and location for a first-year scavenger hunt designed to familiarize students with the physical layout of the campus. All new students participated. In addition, Environmental Residents and sustainability staff gave short presentations to the small groups of first-years.

The website URL where information about sustainability in new student orientation is available:

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