Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Thompson Rivers University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Andrew Pillar
Research Analyst
IPA
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The TRU Environment and Sustainability website details the initiatives and upcoming events undertaken by the Office of Environment and Sustainability. In addition, it describes student and affiliate activities and showcases leaders in sustainability on campus. Finally it provides helpful links to local groups working towards sustainability, recycling programs, and other Canadian university sustainability programs.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

TRU Environment & Sustainability’s web page, Facebook site, and TRU’s newsroom, all serve in highlighting student initiatives and research on sustainability.

http://www.tru.ca/sustain.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/TRU-Environment-Sustainability/125809807481698
http://newsroom.blog.mytru.ca/2011/06/23/bed-student-wins-at-sustainability-summit/


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:

TRU’s campus has signage regarding TRU’s Integrated Pest Management approach and the protection of 60 percent of the native Ponderosa Pine from the mountain pine beetle infestation.


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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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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:

TRU’s program guide contains a short “getting around guide.” This guide contains information on Bus Routes, UPASS, and Bicycle support features.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

TRU has two pamphlets available electronically. These pamphlets are entitled “40 Steps to Help the Environment” and a “40 Steps to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” They detail steps that students living on and off campus can take to reduce their impact on the environment


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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

A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Twitter


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

A brief description of this material:

Blog


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

Facebook


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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