Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.80
Liaison Pamela Dumm
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Jefferson Community and Technical College
SD-1: New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Maggie Peake
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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:

In collaboration with Achieving the Dream, sustainability information will be included the Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) Handbook and will cover recycling tips, college policies, and other sustainability efforts at the college.


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:

Orientation leaders cover recycling initiatives during the presentation before students break for lunch, as well as on campus tours.


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:

Students utilize recycling bins and water filling stations throughout the day.


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:

Orientation leaders instruct students to use single stream recycling bins throughout the day.


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

Provide a brief description:

The orientation handbook is printed on 30% recycled paper, but is also offered online. Jefferson also continues to place signage throughout each campus to promote sustainability initiatives. Signage for the 3⁄4 mile walking trail around the Shelby Campus is clearly labeled to promote healthy living on campus and in the community. Signage is also posted at the 2012 Earth Day Tree Planting location. On the Downtown Campus, two JEC Green Space signs designate where employees volunteer to landscape and maintain the entrance to the Jefferson Education Center’s parking garage.


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