Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.94
Liaison Tanya Roberts
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Durham College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Tanya Roberts
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

The Durham College Living Green website contains information on campus Sustainability programs, events and publications.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

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

The Living Green Initiative hosts a Twitter, Facebook and Instagram page


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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

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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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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.
Our CfCE building includes signage on LEED Gold certification and our Energy and Innovation Centre also includes digital signage about Geothermal energy performance


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the 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 as well as on-site signage


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

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

N/A


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable 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.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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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 incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Sustainability has been incorporated into residence through our bi-annual Thrift Swap event, which is in partnership with Ontario Tech University and our Residence Life team. 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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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
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