Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.70
Liaison Whitney Crooks
Submission Date April 27, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Red River College Polytechnic
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Sara MacArthur
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

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The College's sustainabiliy content is located on the blog "Red Goes Green". The blog contains information on College operations, events and more.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

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Recycling and Waste Reduction Program Signage
Coroplast posters are hung above waste and recycling bins throughout several College campuses. The signs create a consistent look for the recycling program and provide information on what items can and can't be recycled. Hall It! signs are posted by the door in every classroom to prompt students and staff to discard their waste in the trio bins located in the hallway.

LEED signage
The College's LEED Silver certified Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre has signage located throughout the building to denote its green features (incl. materials selection, water reduction measures, energy efficiency and more).


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

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The College offers sustainability tours of the Roblin Centre and the LEED silver certified Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Red River College encourages its students and staff to choose a more sustainable mode of transportation. A Sustainable Transportation poster is located in a prominent location at the Notre Dame Campus. The poster provides information carpooling, cycling and taking transit.

The Red Goes Green blog provides information on the carpool matching program (carpool.ca).


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

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The Sustainability @ RRC Facebook Page provides info, updates and photos of sustainability on campus.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

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The Projector is the College's student newspaper. The Sustainability Office contacts the news editor and pitches sustainability-themed story ideas throughout the year. The Projector has published articles on the College's recycling program, Bottled Water Free Day, Earth Hour


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