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Liaison JulieAnne Williamson
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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Georgia Institute of Technology
SD-1: New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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Does new student orientation include presentations, speakers, or skits that address sustainability and take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the presentations, speakers or skits:

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 Freshman Orientation materials
(ad also on 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/(right menu has LEEDing the Way….) http://www.housing.gatech.edu/assignments/items.cfm

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.
http://www.stewardship.gatech.edu/greenresidence.php

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.


Does new student orientation incorporate sustainability information into presentations (e.g., made by Residential Advisors to individual dorm floors)?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the presentations:

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 Freshman Orientation materials
(ad also on 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/(right menu has LEEDing the Way….) http://www.housing.gatech.edu/assignments/items.cfm

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.
http://www.stewardship.gatech.edu/greenresidence.php

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.


Does new student orientation actively engage students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability plays out on campus, or allows students to take part in a productive green activity?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the activities:

Housing encourages students to be green.
http://www.stewardship.gatech.edu/housinggreen.php

Resident Housing Assistants include messaging about recycling in each residence hall and bringing less to campus.


Does the institution make new student orientation more sustainable via efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the efforts:

Sustainable Dining has many programs within the dining halls including Composting, Low Carbon Emission meals (local food initiatives, PBJ Day (peanute butter and jelly sandwiches because they use less water and fuel, etc), sustainability trivia games, What's In Season posters, Trayless dining messages,


Does the institution incorporate sustainability into new student orientation in other ways?:
Yes

Provide a brief description:

Student Markets are setup where incoming students are introduced to and recruited to existing on campus groups. These range from the Recreation Center's GT Outdoor Program, Engineering Students Without Borders, Trailblazers, etc


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