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

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 KAREINA D'SOUZA
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Yes

The Dalhousie Office of Sustainability, The College of Sustainability and the Dalhousie Student Union Office of Sustainability all have social media platforms that provide updates on sustainability initiatives on campus.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/office-of-sustainability-dalhousie-university-031455164/

https://www.facebook.com/collegeofsustainability

https://www.facebook.com/DSUSO

https://www.facebook.com/DalhousieOfficeOfSustainability

https://twitter.com/DalOfficeSust

https://twitter.com/dalsustlife

https://twitter.com/DSUSO


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Rotating LCD Screens on campus promote sustainability campaigns and events throughout campus.

Our LEED certified or candidate buildings also feature green building signage on which all of the buildings green features are explained. Buildings where these signs can be found are the Wallace McCain Learning Commons, Steele Ocean Sciences Building, LeMarchant Place, Collaborative Health Education Building, Emera Idea Building, Richard Murray Design Building and the Life Sciences Research Institute.

https://www.dal.ca/dept/sustainability/campus-initiatives/Built_Environment.html


Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Campus tours take participants through our four campuses while describing our number of green buildings, which seek efficiencies in energy, water, and materials use, through better design and construction, more efficient operations, and proper materials re-use and disposal at the end of a building’s life cycle. Tours are adjusted for length and interest.

Sustainability campus tours are offered through a number of ways:

Individuals, non-profits, and classes have been conducting their own tours on campus using the map, a self-guided tour document, and videos to take independent walking tours.

The Campus Tours office provides regular tours of campus buildings. The Office of Sustainability provides campus tours staff with training, scripts, resources and maps for the incorporation of green building features in their regular tours.

The Office of Sustainability provides green building tours for groups. Over the years this included tours for professional associations, classes, media, businesses, conferences, and others. For a guided tour contact the Office of Sustainability via email rethink@dal.ca.

Full tour details are found here: https://www.dal.ca/dept/sustainability/get-involved/sustainability-campus-tour.html


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:

Resident students are provided with waste management guides in their residence rooms when they move in.

The Campus Green Guide is Dalhousie University's go-to for sustainable and green living resources. This guide contains important information for living a sustainable lifestyle. Guide provides practical advice on how to live a sustainable lifestyle that can be used by a variety of audiences.

https://cdn.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/dept/sustainability/website-content/policies-and-guidelines/DalGreenGuideFall2011.pdf

The Dalhousie News and Today@Dal are the main university news source and they feature sustainability articles on a regular basis.


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

The Dalhousie News and Today@Dal are the main university news source and they feature sustainability articles on a regular basis.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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