Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of California, Davis
SD-1: New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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Does new student orientation include presentations, speakers, or skits that address sustainability and take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend?:

Provide a brief description of the presentations, speakers or skits:

Students are introduced to the Go Zero Waste by 2020 campaign in summer orientation and in Fall Welcome. The concept of sustainability is integrated in many presentations.

Does new student orientation incorporate sustainability information into presentations (e.g., made by Residential Advisors to individual dorm floors)?:

Provide a brief description of the presentations:

. Sustainability concepts are in Community Development 1 and Community Development 2 meetings that are held by the Resident Advisors and are mandatory for residents to attend.

Does new student orientation actively engage students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability plays out on campus, or allows students to take part in a productive green activity?:

Provide a brief description of the activities:

All catered events throughout orientation are zero waste events. When residents eat in the dining facilities, they are exposed to numerous educational materials about local purchasing, going meat-less, and eating healthy. The resource fair, as part of Fall Welcome, includes a variety of sustainability-focused and -related groups including the Student Housing Sustainability Interns that work directly with students living in the residence halls.

Does the institution make new student orientation more sustainable via efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets?:

Provide a brief description of the efforts:

All meals in the dining facilities and catered events are designed to be zero waste.

Does the institution incorporate sustainability into new student orientation in other ways?:

Provide a brief description:

Student Housing makes an effort to ensure all events are zero waste. There is a lot of passive education with websites, posters, and similar materials that are made available to educate students on sustainable practices.

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