Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.17
Liaison Chris Frantsvog
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Luther College
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Toby Cain
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Sustainable Communities
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

All new staff are invited to attend a new employee sustainability orientation. Orientations are offered on a monthly basis and are led by the Center for Sustainable Communities. This one hour presentation provides an introduction to the concept of sustainability and provides history of sustainability at Luther with a special emphasis on how students have been change agents throughout time. The orientation covers content related to renewable energy production, energy conservation, energy efficiency, zero waste goals, alternative transportation, food waste reduction programs, land stewardship and our work in the community. We make explicit the connections between environment, economy and equity and encourage new employees to keep this comprehensive definition of sustainability in mind as they begin their work on campus. New employees receive stainless steel coffee cups, Klean Kanteen water bottles and reusable to-go containers as welcome gifts and tools to help them live more sustainability on campus.

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