|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 17, 2017|
EN-2: Student Orientation
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The percentage of entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:
Sustainability Tool kits
Before incoming residence students even arrive at Carleton, they are being encouraged to live sustainably while at the university. The toolkit that is sent out to new students is an online presentation that teaches students about energy and water conservation, waste reduction and sustainable food choices. From these three main focuses, the tool kits develops the knowledge and understanding that incoming students will have about incorporating sustainable initiatives into their everyday lives. Examples of tool kit content are energy conservation tips, (such as using drying racks instead of dryers and putting on a sweater before turning up the heat), waste reduction knowledge (the importance of recycling and disposing of recyclables properly) and making sustainable food choices (eating in season and shopping for food locally, as well as eating less meat in favor of more vegetables).
Tabling at Move-In Weekend
During the Residence Move-In weekend, the Sustainability Team from Sustainability Programs sets up a table to talk with parents and incoming students about sustainable initiatives on campus, such as the Bike share and Ride Share, the Residence Students Sustainability Council and waste reduction through proper recycling methods. This Sustainability Team also takes on the task of diverting all the cardboard produced from Move-In from the garbage to cardboard recycling, among other recycling initiatives.
Engagement at Expo Carleton
Expo Carleton welcomes all incoming students and showcases the diversity in the clubs, societies and services that our university has to offer. Expo Carleton takes place during the first academic week of the year and hundreds of clubs and societies come out to recruit new members. The Sustainability Team will be active at this event as well, encouraging new students to get involved with sustainable action at the school, join the Residence Students Sustainability Council and pledge to live and act sustainably on Carleton's Campus.
Res Fellow Floor Talks
Residence Fellows are responsible for incorporating sustainability talks into their introduction floor meetings for incoming students. They typically discuss the importance of recycling and reducing the waste produced, as well as conserving energy when and where you can. In addition to verbal promotion of sustainable initiatives, Residence Fellows are also responsible for creating the "Sustainability Bulletin Board", which is put up on every floor in residence, and focuses on the main energy conservation areas, waste reduction points and on-campus initiatives established in the tool kit.
The website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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