Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 KAREINA D'SOUZA
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Are the following students provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability?:
Yes or No
First-year students Yes
Transfer students Yes
Entering graduate students Yes

Percentage of all entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
100

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

Bike tours : Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) collaborates with the bike centre at Dalhousie to offer students free tours of Halifax utilizing active transportation while promoting the bike centre. Open to all students include transfer and graduate students.

Sustainability Booth at orientation resource fairs. The Office of Sustainability directs students to sustainability services on campus, provides printed resources answers questions, and leads a waste sorting activity. Open to all students include transfer and graduate students.

Water station: DSU in partnership with the Halifax Water Commission brought in semi-permanent water stations for the duration of the orientation week. This allowed for the banning of all bottled beverages during that week. Open to all students include transfer and graduate students.

The Residence Living Guide, provided to all students entering residence, highlights residence programming and direction for students who are interested in living more sustainably in residence.

ESS lecture series organized by the College of Sustainability provides avenues for students to listen to guest speakers on various sustainability topics. Open to all students include transfer and graduate students.

Floor meeting sustainability talk. All Residence Advisors speak with their residents about sustainability resources and expectations.


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