Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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Babson College
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Maureen Lederhos
Director Marketing Programs and Brand Operations
College Marketing
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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:

Babson takes a multi-pronged approach to educating incoming students about the College’s sustainability initiatives. During the four day orientation, the all-class meetings are kicked off with a “Did you know?” presentation that includes a segment on Babson’s effort to reduce its carbon footprint, including ways for students to get involved such as RecycleMania and the Dark Dorm Competition. To reinforce the message, the Resident Advisors reiterate campus sustainability policies during floor meetings in all 16 undergraduate residence halls. Additionally, members of the administration staff an information table in the orientation venue that new students and parents visit. The Sustainability Office also got a 15 minute slot to the entire first year class during orientation to talk about what the office is doing on campus and how students can get involved.

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

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