Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Selkirk College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Allison Lutz
Instructor, Geography
School of Environment and Geomatics
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
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A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability ---
Building signage that highlights green building features ---
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation ---
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above ---

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Information about the college's sustainability initiatives is found on this site. Initiatives such as responsible food practices adopted by the college, infrastructure upgrades, sustainable college policies, and others are highlighted.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

Selkirk has an "Aboriginal Students at Selkirk College" facebook page. This page promotes events (eg. film screenings, lectures, dance classes), provides access to resources (eg. college survival tips), and promotes discussion.


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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

The cafeterias at the college display signage with educational information about the certified Fair Trade products offered for sale. Additionally, a free Fair Trade magazine, published by the Canadian Fair Trade Network, is offered to the college community at various locations around campus.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

Watering of the lawns and gardens on campus has been greatly reduced over the past few years, resulting in a drier, browner landscape during the summer months. During this time, signage is displayed on the lawns that informs the public of the college's decision to reduce its water consumption for irrigation in an effort to promote sustainable landscaping practices.


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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

A handbook is provided for students when they move in to residence. The handbook contains information about using the recycling facilities on campus in residence. The Castlegar campus has a compost facility so information is provided to these students about composting kitchen scraps as well.


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