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Liaison V.S. (Raghu) Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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Mount Holyoke College
EN-2: Student Orientation

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-- Reporter Nancy Apple
Environmental Health & Safety
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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 No

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):

Various avenues are used to encourage new students to 'live green at MHC'. A student resource/org. fair includes an Environmental Sustainability table. The focus of this event is on the 'how tos' for recyling and energy conservation to provide new students the information to form good habits early in their time at Mount Holyoke. Green Living Council Reps are also recruited at this event. New students also receive a resusable mug from Dining Services. Also as part of orientation, student organizations put on skits at an event called "Orientation 101", the Eco-reps participate with a skit or video on Living Green at MHC. All new students are sent links to important campus web sites, including the 'Living Green at MHC' web site. Eco- M&Cs (evening hall meetings with refreshments), bulletin boards and white boards in the residence halls also provide Living Green at MHC information. All students are offered recycling bins and LED bulbs for their task lighting through the Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability Office.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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