Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.30
Liaison Laura Hamstra
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Durham College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tanya Roberts
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience No
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The Durham College Living Green website contains information on campus Sustainability programs, events and publications. The Living Green Blog is a platform for students to publish their opinions and is also available for staff contributions.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

We do not publish a newsletter, but have an online blog for students and staff to post about events, topics, etc.


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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

The Living Green Initiative hosts a Twitter and Facebook page.


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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The Living Green Blog - College students aren't really publishing research papers, but we've given them an outlook to share their experiences and opinions.


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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Building Signage can be found around our co-mingle bins as well as at our Whitby campus, highlighting recycling programs and the Green building features of our Whitby site - Solar, Wind, Geothermal, waterless urinals, passive solar lighting, etc.


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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Durham College's food services provider, Aramark, has a website that includes a sustainability feature explaining their Green Thread program.


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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

N/A


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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

In progress - this has been identified as a core project for the Green Team for 2016/17 academic year.


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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Durham College and The Student Association have multiple locations where students can obtain information on local public transit and other community services.


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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Sustainability has been incorporated into residence through our bi-annual Thrift Swap event, which is in partnership with UOIT and our Residence LIfe Managers. The event is hosted for 2 weeks at the end of each semester and brings campus recycling programs into the residence context.
Every residence also hosts a battery recycling bin and students have a meal card and are encouraged to eat on campus instead of producing food waste in their dorm rooms.


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A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

Sustainability has been a popular theme covered by our campus reporters throughout the past few years. The Sustainability Office has constant requests for interviews, etc. Although the Campus Chronicle does not have a specific Sustainability column, every semester a new student is given this portfolio to highlight. The below highlights a recent feature and article archives can be searched on Google.


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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

Durham Sustainability (DSA) has featured Durham College in a Case Study are we are one of their recurring highlighted features.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

Our Sustainability Office produced an outreach and educational video that provided students and staff with a snapshot of key sustainability programs and information - our first video story for campus sustainability,.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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