Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Stephanie Foster
Submission Date Nov. 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

George Brown College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Foster
Green Team/Sustainability Coordinator
George Brown College
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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 No
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
Building signage that highlights green building features No
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 Yes
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 No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Sustainability at George Brown College
Welcome to George Brown College’s Green Pages on-line.

This site includes information about the College’s Green Plan and initiatives to adopt sustainable practices in our operations and facilities and to integrate the principles of sustainable development into curriculum, applied research and community forums.

It includes a summary of the College’s ongoing Green Team work to reduce our ecological footprint and includes resources that can be used by members of the College community to contribute to these greening efforts.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:
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The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
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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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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Our cafeteria food services managers makes available a number of brochures and flyers related to nutrition, wellness and sustainability. Some examples include info about the Roasters Fair Trade Organic Certified Coffee, info about reducing food waste and the carbon footprint associated with waste food, shifting to vegetarian meal choices and vegetable based diets, conserving water and recycling.

As well, a number menu specific signage, posters and "Nutrigrams" are available in hard copy and on-line related to seasonal event and menus. For example, in the Fall there is a focus on eating local and fresh, focusing on apples and other harvest veggies.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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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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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

As part of the Green Team’s efforts to reduce the College’s transportation carbon footprint, we want to actively support energy efficient modes of transportation such as public transit, bicycle commuting, and carpooling.
The following resources will inform you of ways to choose a more sustainable mode of transportation that is healthier and better for the planet. -- It also offers you a chance to save time and money, while reducing stress, traffic congestion and pollution.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

Give your car the day off by walking or cycling to campus with the Activate Your Commute Walking and Cycling program. Track your walking and cycling and see how you can reduce your carbon footprint and other environmental impacts.
To help you plan your bicycle trip, take advantage of the following resources:
Create a map to your destination at Ride the City Toronto
Visit the Smart Commute’s Ride Your Bike to Work Web-Site
George Brown College Campus Bike Parking Locations Maps
Get a Toronto Cycling Map available on-line or at most cycle shops
Maps of Bicycle Racks by Campus:
Bike Map - Casa Loma Campus PDF icon
Bike Map - St James Campus PDF icon
Bike Map - Waterfront Campus PDF icon
Bike Map - Young Centre for the Performing Arts PDF icon


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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Not applicable - no residences


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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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:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

Go Green Monthly Themes in are featured in the Weekly Update. These include notices about upcoming sustainability workshops or events, news, resources and tips for how employees can contribute to help the College achieve its Green Plan goals.

This is an internal e-newsletter and not available in the College's web-site.


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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):

A special "Green Spot" feature once a month in the student e-newsletter, MyGBC , as well as postings on social media (Facebook and Twitter) focusing on different environmental sustainability topics such as:
Rethink your drink (Use reusable water bottles)
Energy Conservation
Save paper
Water Conservation
Sustainable Transportation
Reduce, Reuse Recycle
Buy Nothing
Sustainable Food Options
Greener Holidays
Get involved in the conservation community


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (3rd material):

Green Section in the College's Health & Wellness Newsletter which goes to interested staff and faculty. It shares information about news and events related to environmental sustainability, and has tips and resources focusing on different environmental sustainability topics such as:
Rethink your drink (Use reusable water bottles)
Energy Conservation
Save paper
Water Conservation
Sustainable Transportation
Reduce, Reuse Recycle
Buy Nothing
Sustainable Food Options
Greener Holidays
Get involved in the conservation community


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (4th material):

The "Green Corner" featured in Campus Managers' Weekly Facilities Update: This features information particular to each campus about ways that the College community can contribute and participate in sustainability initiatives, ranging from instructions for correct recycling, information about physical plant upgrades such as energy retrofits or water conservation initiatives, to local clean-up events.


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

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