Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
PAE-14: Sustainability in New Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Janie Evans
Human Resources
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Does the institution cover sustainability topics in new employee orientation and/or in outreach and guidance materials distributed to new employees, including faculty and staff?:

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

New employees are given a list of sustainability efforts that all employees are asked to adhere to in the course of their work days. These include such practices as using recycling bins properly, printing only those items that are absolutely necessary, turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, promptly reporting water leaks and turning down thermostats when they are set too high.

Information about the full-time employee bicycle commuter benefit is also included, which gives a tax-free reimbursement of up to $20 per month for bicycle commuter expenses.

Included in new employee literature is a copy of the mission statement of the college (see Notes), along with a request to support this mission through the adoption of the practices listed above.

The website URL for the information about sustainability in new employee orientation:

Our Mission:

Green Mountain College prepares students for productive, caring, and fulfilling lives by taking the environment as the unifying theme underlying its academic and co-curricular programs. This innovative interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts education is grounded in the institution’s strong tradition of effective teaching and mentoring, and is complemented by a diversity of community-oriented campus life opportunities.

Through a wide range of liberal arts and career-focused majors, the college fosters the ideals of environmental responsibility, public service, global understanding, and lifelong intellectual, physical, and spiritual development.

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