Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.92
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date Nov. 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Julien-Pierre Lacombe
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Sustainable office
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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 website presents ÉTS' commitments to sustainable development, the main SD actions, the various SD actors, action plans, assessments as well as opportunities for involvement on campus.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

It is not a newsletter exclusively on sustainable development, but there are SD sections in the newsletters sent weekly to students and monthly to employees.


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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 Tributerre student committee has a Facebook where they raise awareness of SD and promote their various conferences and activities.

The ÉTS Student Association Sustainable Development Fund (FDDAÉÉTS) has a website that explains how to apply for a grant for a SD project. It includes web forms for applying, a description of some funded projects, etc. The FDDAÉÉTS also has a Facebook page on which it promotes various projects it funds and sustainability initiatives.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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:

Various student writers cover news and activities related to SD in the student newspaper L'Heuristique.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

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

Substance ÉTS is a science news site that allows members of the ÉTS community of students, professors, researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs to submit and broadcast articles. The topics cover their activities, in terms of research, innovation, entrepreneurship and their impact on industry, as well as academic and social experience. Lots of sustainability related content are published on this website every month.


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

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

In the LEED Platinum-certified Phase IV student residence, there are about ten educational panels on building sustainability that inform occupants about the ecological elements of the building and encourage them to take sustainable actions by proposing various actions that can be easily carried out.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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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:

In the cafeteria of the University, operated by the Compass group, several healthy, vegetarian, local, organic, fair trade and other food choices are promoted. These choices are promoted through displays, television ads, tasting booths, etc.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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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:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

New employees attend a guided tour and information session on the university's SD initiatives.

Thematic guided tours are regularly organized by groups of students, teachers or employees. For example, a guided tour of one of our sustainable buildings.


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:

A web section called "Sustainable Transport" on which you can find all the information on incentives for active transportation, public transit and electric transportation.


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)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

The ÉTS Bicycle Repair and Adjustment Centre (CRABE) is a cooperative bicycle repair shop. It allows members of the university community to share the tools, equipment and knowledge necessary to ensure the proper functioning of their bicycles. CRABE also offers training workshops that, in addition to sharing knowledge, rehabilitate old bicycles that are made available to students or offered to community organizations in the neighbourhood.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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:

In the LEED Platinum-certified Phase IV student residence, there are about ten educational panels on building sustainability that inform occupants about the ecological elements of the building and encourage them to take sustainable actions by proposing various actions that can be easily carried out.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
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A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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