Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2012
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Dickinson College
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Daniel Webster
Sustainability Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:
Yes

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

Dickinson College has been methodically increasing their programmatic efforts during new student orientation. This year we were provided an informational booth for both parents and students to be aware of the many educational and extra-curricular programs Dickinson offers in sustainability. Additionally, a one-hour program was presented by two sustainability coordinators to the entire incoming first year class.

Discover Dickinson is a day designed for service and learning opportunities. Faculty and/or staff leads these events and these groups comprise about 10-15 first year students. This year four sustainably-focused opportunities were options for students:

• A Bicycle trip that stopped out local restaurants
and businesses supporting sustainability efforts in
the Borough of Carlisle where the college is
located.
• Planting a medicinal herb garden on campus
• Making a batch of biodiesel
• A GIS-based event that mapped historical landmarks
around town


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