Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.32
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Humber College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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 college has a website which serves as a comprehensive source of information pertaining to sustainability at Humber College. The website includes the college's commitment to sustainability, accomplishments, publications, events, information on all areas of sustainability, blogs and ways to get involved.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Office of Sustainability produces a sustainability blog on various sustainability topics, often connected to events or initiatives happening on campus or in the community.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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 Office of Sustainability maintains a twitter platform @SustainHumber which posts daily information about programs, initiatives, events and information related to sustainability on campus and in the community.
We also maintain:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Office-of-Sustainability-1019466158144319/
Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/sustainhumber/


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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?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

Humber Et Cetera is the Humber College journalism program laboratory newspaper, publishing 11 times per term in fall and winter. Humber Et Cetera prides itself on providing well rounded coverage on the issues that matter to the Humber community. Students often cover sustainability programs, initiatives and events on campus throughout the year as well as discussion of local sustainability issues (GHG, Transportation, etc.).


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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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

Humber's North Campus LRC building (LEED Gold) is the main entrance to the campus. Posters and a video describing green building features of the LRC are strategically placed on a large digital screen in the main floor atrium that is dedicated to sustainability at Humber. The posters and video are part of the screen’s database of content and loop continuously. Link to the video that is on several of Humber's website pages is noted below.

Humber Arboretum Center for Urban Ecology (LEED Platinum) building has signage on the green building features throughout.


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

Humber provides information about Fairtrade coffee at point of sale locations across campus as well as on HumberTVs, events and the website.

Humber’s main food service operator provides information about sustainable food systems as follows:
- Nutrigrams and Superfood posters on the communication board. Their Balanced choice program labeling defines which menu options are vegan, low in sodium, vegetarian, etc. to help our guests make a selection that is in line with their dietary needs and values.
Fairtrade coffee and tea are available both at all Chartwells locations on both campus.
They use a variety of communication methods to inform customers such as digital media, social media, posted menus, and website.


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?:
No

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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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:

Humber has a webpage that provides information on the sustainable ways to get to the college which include numerous public transit routes and cycling maps, carpool matching program, carpool permit policy, etc.


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:

Within the Commuting to Campus webpage includes interactive maps, link to bus and bike routes, maps of bike parking, how to get secure bike parking at Lakeshore campus (policy).


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?:
No

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

A brief description of these materials or publications:

We produce regular Sustainability Highlights which feature people and departments around the College integrating sustainable practices.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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