|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2015|
EN-2: Student Orientation
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of the Executive Vice President
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:
Duke’s Office of Sustainability incorporates information on how to move in and furnish your dorm room sustainably in orientation materials distributed to incoming freshmen. A Green Dorm Room is also displayed each summer for all campus tours of prospective students. Programs including Sustainable Duke, Dorm Eco-Reps, Duke Campus Farm, and the Nicholas School of the Environment engage new students at resource fairs during orientation. Reusable water bottles are distributed to all incoming first year students and students are encouraged to fill their bottles at water bottle filling stations around campus. Duke's office of sustainability and Duke Sanitation and Recycling Services collaborate to throw a zero-waste welcome picnic, in which all materials distributed are either recyclable or compostable. At the picnic, volunteers educate students about the importance of waste reduction and Duke’s efforts to compost dining waste on campus.
The website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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