Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.98
Liaison Dennis Gillis
Submission Date July 30, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Saint Mary's University
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:

During Orientation Week 2008 there was a bit of sustainability “flair” interwoven into many events of the week. scavenger hunt was designed and the participants had to find a list of recycled materials and make something out of the items. The Sustainability Pledge was read out at the Turfburn event and first year students were asked to sign the pledge. The Frosh Packs went paperless. A reusable coffee mug was included in each pack. Recycling bins were brought to each of the outdoor events to promote proper recycling.
Orientation Week 2009 was even more sustainability-oriented. The Frosh packs were still paperless, a reusable coffee mug was still included in the packs and recycling bins were still delivered to the outdoor event sites. Further to these, Shelley Price-Finn, Manager, Custodial and Administration, Halifax Regional Municipality Solid Waste Educator Kathy Johnston and Clean Nova Scotia Energy/Resource Conservation Educator Cathy Trafford presented at Frosh Leader Camp. The goal was to turn the frosh leaders into sustainability role models. The new pledge campaign: Pledge Re:generation was launched. A sustainability related contest was the warm up exercise for the trivia night event.

The website URL where information about sustainability in new student orientation is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.