Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.78
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2019
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South Dakota State University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):
A sustainability flyer was included in the benefits package that all benefit-eligible employees receive upon starting employment at SDSU. The flyer includes the campus recycling guide, 10 ways to practice sustainability, the campus definition of sustainability, and contact information for the Sustainability Specialist and social media pages. The following was included in the new faculty benefits package sent out by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning: Office of Sustainability SDSU Sustainability Definition: Sustainability is the combination of taking care of the natural environment and providing resources equitably to everyone. The University’s sustainability mission is to “promote and encourage sustainable lifestyles through the integration of sustainability concepts in academics, engagement, operations, and administration.” The Sustainability Specialist looks at all things sustainability from how to reduce our environmental impact, practice economic sustainability, and instill social justice. The Sustainability Specialist is available to all campus members to answer questions, give classroom/department presentations, and aid in campus sustainability efforts. SDSU Sustainability Guide and Recycling Guide are available at www.sdstate.edu/sustainability Follow SDSU Sustainability on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @SustainSDState

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

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Information covers 1 year of data.

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