Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jessica Russell
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kaylene McTavish
Coordinator of New Student Orientation
Enrolment services
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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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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):

Student Orientation is a two-day event that logistically explore sustainable practices to reduce waste and source locally. The event also provides information on environmental, social and economic sustainability in a variety of platforms.

- Compostable materials and local food sourced for events (4 food events for up to 2,000 people)
- Water trucks and reusable water bottles provided at large outdoor events
- Nearly all paper flyers/brochures banned from SWAG bags for students
- Do It Green, a third party environmental educational consultant was contracted to help divert waste from the landfill by educating new students on to properly sort and dispose of their waste
- Representatives on site from Waste Management that provided an interactive game to educate students about waste disposal and materials
- Student clubs focused on environmental, social and economic sustainability set-up on campus to recruit students share information about their cause at part of the Clubs and Campus expo
- Several workshops were hosted with content including mental health supports, diversity, consent, and supports for the LGBTQA+ community
- Training for all orientation leaders included information how to properly dispose of waste as well as consent, diversity and accessibility training
- The tour script for all students included the details about our waste management program and details of the LEEDS certified buildings

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