Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.48
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mohawk College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kayla LaChance
Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Are the following students provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability? :
Yes or No
First-year students Yes
Transfer students Yes
Entering graduate students Yes

Percentage of all entering (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):

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

The Sustainability Office leads a Greening Orientation Program in partnership with the Mohawk Students' Association. There is set fund of $17,000 which is used to support greening orientation and promoting sustainability in the campus. Each year the Greening Orientation focuses on reducing the amount of single use plastics on campus. Over 2000 incoming students sign a pledge that they would use reusable water bottles and go disposable water bottle free. As a reward they receive a free, reusable water bottle that can be used at the over 30 water refill stations across campus.

Greening orientation also focuses on promoting and encouraging alternative transportation. We engage students about their current mode of transportation and educate them on all the alternative forms of transportation and programs we have to make it easier for students to get to and from campus sustainably.

Another area of sustainability we educate students on during over 10 bushels of local apples from Lincoln Line Orchard and engage over 1000 students on local food in Hamilton and how students can support local food and food security.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Note that the focus of the Greening Orientation Program will change year to year based on the sustainable focus of Mohawk College and the MSA of the school year.

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