Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2010
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Colorado Boulder
PAE-14: Sustainability in New Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Candice Bowen
Executive Director
Human Resources
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Does the institution cover sustainability topics in new employee orientation and/or in outreach and guidance materials distributed to new employees, including faculty and staff?:
Yes

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

Here are some of the points typically covered at the New Employee Orientation for our staff:

* The University of Colorado at Boulder was voted Best Sustainable Campus by Sierra Magazine in 2009 http://www.colorado.edu/parking/commuting/index.html.
* CU's commitment to LEED certifications on new buildings.
* Our recycling program in general, dual stream recycling, etc.
* Folsom Field (football stadium) is the first major zero-waste sports stadium in the nation, professional or collegiate, to use all recyclable or compostable containers and eliminate all public trash containers.
* CU's partnership with NREL and other federal agencies lab), to research and develop new renewable energy sources.
* Conoco-Phillips decision to locate their massive learning and research center on sustainable energy largely in part to our reputation, talent pool and partnership with NREL.
* Highlight Buff Energy Star Award Program and Green Office Certification Program

In addition to these points covered by the facilitor in an overall introduction to CU, there is also a guest speaker from Parking and Transportation Services who covers alternative transportation options such as the Faculty/Staff free bus pass, carpooling, walking and biking options.


The website URL for the information about sustainability in new employee orientation:

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