Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 82.53
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Universite Laval
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Office of the Vice Rector, External and International Affairs and Health
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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 (optional):

Université Laval has a full-service portal describing all its sustainable development efforts. The portal is also integrated into the university’s main site.
http://www2.ulaval.ca/developpement-durable.html (also available in English: http://www2.ulaval.ca/en/sustainable-development.html)


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

A monthly sustainable development e-newsletter is sent out ten times a year to all university students and staff.

All the newsletters are available in the tool box online: http://www2.ulaval.ca/developpement-durable/boite-a-outils.html. For a specific example: http://www2.ulaval.ca/developpement-durable/boite-a-outils/infolettres-dd/infolettre-dd-juin-2016.html


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

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

The university maintains a sustainable development Facebook page that has been “liked” over 2,740 times. News is posted on the page several times a week.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ulavaldd
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ulavaldd/


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

The Student Newspaper is released once a week. In each issue, at least one article is related to sustainable development.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce 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:

Institut Hydro-Québec en environnement, développement et société (Institut EDS) brings together over 94 professors and 400 students from sustainable development fields. It organizes a number of research promotion events such as the Annual Student Researcher Seminar and publishes L’Interdisciplinaire, an insert in the on-campus student newspaper. L’Interdisciplinaire prints the research findings of sustainable development students.

http://www.ihqeds.ulaval.ca/publications/publications-eds/journal-linterdisciplinaire/ and
http://www.ihqeds.ulaval.ca/publications/publications-eds/cahiers-de-linstitut/


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

The university has various fact sheets on food system as “Choosing a menu in line with the principles of sustainable development”, “Bottled water”, “Fair trade, organic and environmentally friendly products certification” and “Dishes”.
http://www.sf.ulaval.ca/approvisionnement/pdf/Fiche-AR_Nourriture.pdf
http://www.sf.ulaval.ca/approvisionnement/pdf/Fiche-AR_bouteilleeau.pdf
http://www.sf.ulaval.ca/approvisionnement/pdf/Fiche-AR_certifications_produits.pdf
http://www.sf.ulaval.ca/approvisionnement/pdf/Fiche-AR_Utilisation_vaisselle_v2.pdf


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The university offers an hour-long guided sustainable development tour where people can learn about the university’s many sustainable development initiatives (e.g., sustainable development education).


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:

The university’s Safety and Prevention Services dedicates a full section of its website to sustainable transportation. Leaflets and other materials are also available and periodically distributed to students and staff.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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 incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The Housing Service (Service des residences) has a page on sustainability on their website and multiple publications and signage in the residences on sustainability and good practices.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:
The website URL for these materials or publications:
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