Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.41
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date March 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Boulder
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marianne Martin
Associate Director
Environmental Center
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Are the following students provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability? :
Yes or No
First-year students Yes
Transfer students Yes
Entering graduate students Yes

Percentage of all entering (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

Before students arrive on campus they receive #BoulderBound info. One issue to all incoming students is dedicated to sustainability info.

Welcome Days for incoming fall and spring students are optional. Sustainability info is offered through tours and information booths.

When students arrive on campus they are introduced to sustainability in a number of ways during Welcome Week.
-Taste of CU: a zero waste picnic all incoming students following convocation. In addition to zero waste facilities and signage, the CU Environmental Center hosted a booth for CU Buffs Live Green. Students had the opportunity to sign a pledge, choose a reusable item, decorate water bottles, get more info. This was the only student services interactive booth at the event.

CU Environmental Center offers campus green tours of sustainability features during Welcome Week.

CU Buffs Live Green/ CU Environmental Center featured prominently at other Welcome Week events: UMC Welcome Fest, Night at the Rec.

CU Green Labs gives a presentation to grad student orientation on sustainability.

All first year students live on-campus and are exposed to sustainability during move-in and orientation. Resident Advisors receive training on sustainability programs so they share this info to residents during housing orientation and move-in. The move-in recycling program is especially prominent with over 20 tons of cardboard and polystyrene recycling.
ne-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 the programs or initiatives is available:
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