Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.70
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Boulder
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jim Rosenthal
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

The percentage of entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:

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 (http://orientation.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/FY_June-July_Sample_Schedule_Web.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.

There are 11 orientation sessions- each of which contains a program specifically designed to educate students on sustainability on campus: Sustainability at CU: Greening the Black and Gold. The session covers what is sustainability, why does it matter, the sustainability programs and goals of the campus and what students can do on an individual level while at CU-Boulder.

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

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