Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.73
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Dalhousie University
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:

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

Skits, speakers, or presentations that take place in large venues that all first year students attend. Topics must include at least one of the following: promoting the Office of Sustainability, student campus sustainability groups, or sustainability as an important campus issue.

Active engagement of students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability occurs on campus, or in which students take part in a productive activity, such as volunteer work or projects (e.g., working in the on-campus garden). Frosh week activities dealing with issues relating to sustainability such as events hosted at Sexton campus which included a green design challenge, a collaborative consumption workshop, Muggy mid-days, an outdoor screening of The Garden and a green-themed trivia night at the T-room. Also had new students participate in a waste sorting exercise in which new students were required to place waste items (eg. plastics, milk cartons, paper towel, etc.) into the correct waste streams.

Incorporating sustainability information into presentations made by RAs to individual hallways.

Office of Sustainability participates in RA Fair, Orientation Week, Community Day and works with environmental and sustainability reps in residences.

All new students receive a Campus Green Guide to Living Sustainably at Dalhousie.

The Office of Sustainability provides sustainable Residence Assistance (RA) orientation.


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