Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.15
Liaison Elenore Breslow
Submission Date Nov. 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Brock University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Elenore Breslow
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management and Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

Brock University has sustainability-focused social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: Brock U Sustainability, @BUsustainable, @busustainable, respectively.

https://www.facebook.com/BUsustainable
https://twitter.com/BUsustainable
https://www.instagram.com/busustainable/

The Environmental Sustainability Research Centre also has its own dedicated social media platforms to promote sustainability on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: Brock University Environmental Sustainability Research Center – ESRC, @brockUESRC, and @brockuesrc, respectively. The ESRC publishes quarterly updates.

https://www.facebook.com/BrockUESRC/
https://twitter.com/brockuesrc
https://www.instagram.com/brockuesrc/

More information can be found in the links below:

https://brocku.ca/sustainability/
https://brocku.ca/esrc/media/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpvh3wcTTkmxh_pSgj9_3Mg


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
No

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
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Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Facilities Management at Brock provides 4-5 tours throughout the year to students of the District Energy Systems. The tour highlights the features of Brock’s co-generation facility that provides an energy-efficient source of electricity, cooling and heating to a majority of the campus buildings. The tour provides students with information about Brock’s District Energy Efficiency Project (DEEP) and how through this project Brock aims to reduce its carbon footprint and increase sustainability on campus by replacing the 25-year-old-co-generation engines with state-of-the-art energy efficient units. This project highlights Brock’s efforts to become more environmentally sustainable and a leader amongst universities in reducing carbon emissions.

https://brocku.ca/sustainability/district-energy-system-tour/


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Brock University incorporates sustainability into the residential experience through the “Move Out Madness” component of the Swap n’ Drop initiative. This initiative helps students redirect unwanted items to community agencies, recycling facilities or for student reuse – options they may not be aware of. Students can contact organizations such as, Habitat for Humanity's Restore to donate their mini fridge, Niagara Furniture Bank to pick up their mattress or Niagara Region for curbside pickup of large household items and appliances.

https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2018/03/clothing-needed-for-brock-swap-n-drop-2/


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

There are several blogs posted each year on the brocku.ca/sustainability website which outline ways for students, faculty and staff to live more sustainable lives.

https://brocku.ca/sustainability/2020/04/02/why-we-should-upcycle-before-we-recycle/
https://brocku.ca/sustainability/2020/03/18/how-to-recycle-like-a-pro-in-the-niagara-region/
https://brocku.ca/sustainability/2020/02/20/4-ways-to-reduce-textile-waste/


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