Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.71
Liaison Sharmilla Raj
Submission Date May 6, 2024

STARS v2.2

Toronto Metropolitan University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
The Sustainability Office started an Instagram account (@tmusustainability) that highlights events and initiatives on campus, as well as volunteer and employment opportunities. It is also an important opportunity to raise awareness and engagement among our community members. The Sustainability Office maintains a Twitter account which highlights sustainability initiatives and features on campus, volunteer opportunities, and sustainability tips.

The Centre of Urban Energy has a monthly Newsletter that highlights research activities, programs and events.

TMU's Urban Farm maintains an active Instagram account that highlights events and initiatives on campus, as well as volunteer and employment opportunities.

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
There is signage on our LEED certified buildings highlighting this designation. There is signage promoting the use of our water fountains to encourage a bottled water free campus. The TMU Centre for Studies in Food Security provides briefs and information about research projects that have been undertaken on the subject of sustainable food systems. The TMU Urban Farm advocates for the awareness of green roofs, rooftop farming, and sustainable food systems as they create many partnerships with community organizations such as Harvest Share and our very own café and catering services to contribute to a local food system, and create a strong connection from farm to plate. In addition to the above, the Sustainability Office hosts a sustainability scavenger hunt during student orientation. During the scavenger hunt, the campus is set up with signage that highlights sustainability features on campus.

https://www.torontomu.ca/facilities-management-development/sustainability/buildings-grounds/

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Sustainability tours are available upon request. In addition we conduct these tours annually during the orientation period. Features of the tour include: TMU Urban Farm Green Roof, LEED certified buildings, heating and cooling facilities, solar panels, on-campus EV charging stations, bike parking and share locations, public transit stops, campus bookstore, carpool parking, water refill stations, battery collection bins, waste and recycling efforts (i.e. furniture rehome program and Free Store as well as seperation sites).
https://www.torontomu.ca/facilities-management-development/sustainability/buildings-grounds/

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

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
The Sustainability Residence Council (SRC) aims to provide opportunities for student residences to take action on sustainability issues that impact their residence. This includes: - Waste management - Energy conservation - Networking opportunities - Food (Health & Wellbeing) In addition we have developed a Green Residence Guide that outlines sustainability tips and resources that students can use to incorporate sustainability into their everyday residence lives.

The Sustainability Office has published a Sustainability Guide on our website. This list of sustainability ideas outlines simple but meaningful actions towards living, working and studying sustainably at TMU. Choose a few to implement in your area of the university and personal living habits to help get the sustainability ball rolling.

https://www.torontomu.ca/facilities-management-development/sustainability/get-involved/sustainability-guide/#!accordion-1554479265732-waste-management-

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
A Sustainability Report is published on our website to showcase campus sustainability initiatives, projects and programs on an annual basis.

https://www.torontomu.ca/facilities-management-development/sustainability/progress-report-archive/progress-report-2022/

Additional documentation to support the submission:
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