Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 78.45
Liaison Emily Blandford
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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Georgia Institute of Technology
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:

Reusable bags are used for new student orientation (FASET). Auxiliary Services hands out reusable water bottles and encourages students to participate in the dining hall and residence hall programs to have the greenest colleges experiences while at Georgia Tech.
Advertising in both the Freshman Orientation materials
and on the Stewardship website. http://www.stewardship.gatech.edu/greenresidence.php

Online Housing materials are featured instead of paper. Housing makes it clear students need to bring only EnergyStar appliances and to coordinate appliance purchases, if any, with roommates. Green Cleaning, Housing LEEDing the way, and other green operations and maintenance in Tech’s residence halls are featured at http://www.housing.gatech.edu


Entering students interested in sustainability are encouraged to visit the “New Students” portion of the Environmental Stewardship website to learn the greenest ways to attend Georgia Tech.

Auxiliary Services provides discounts on EnergyStar and Epeat laptops for students coming to campus.

Recycling Department and the Office of Environmental Stewardship participate in Freshman Orientation market place with tabling. Recycling gives away reusable bags and encourages students to volunteer at Game Day Recycling and Earth Day. Stewardship discusses sustainability aspects of Georgia Tech with students and families.

The website URL where information about sustainability in new student orientation is available:

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