Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2010
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University of Colorado Boulder
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jim Rosenthal
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Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:

Sustainability is emphasized in material ways through provision of reusable bags for materials, all-electronic reservations systems, streamlined publications (using recycled paper and soy-based ink), zero-waste meal provision to students and parents during orientation, composting and recycling information and in notices in our publications about the importance of sustainable practices to the campus.

Sustainability is emphasized in educational efforts through orientation programming (for example, see http://www.colorado.edu/orientation/reserve/downloads/Orient_AUG10_A_FWEB1.pdf). Recycling and composting stations are available throughout facilities and during orientation meals, advertising zero-waste practices and correct procedures for disposal of recyclables and compostables. The large August orientation session contains a program specifically designed to educate students and parents on sustainability on campus: Sustainability at CU:

Greening the Black and Gold—Macky Auditorium
Come learn how CU Buffs live green. With 40 years of
student-led campus conservation efforts—from the nation’s
first environmental center to the first collegiate recycling
program, green power purchases, a zero-waste stadium, and
award-winning bus and bicycle programs—it’s only natural
that CU-Boulder was named the #1 green campus by Sierra

The website URL where information about sustainability in new student orientation is available:

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