Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 31.22
Liaison Morgan Hartman
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2014
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Matan Gill
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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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:

The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) outlined that incoming students will play a crucial role in changing behavior of University Students. Therefore, the ELP focused heavily on educating New Student Enrollment leaders (NSE) about sustainability and how it is embodied on campus.
When providing the day-long orientation NSE leaders discussed the following with incoming students:
• Green Dorm Living: How to use the dorm room recycling program and how to effectively reduce energy consumption by reducing plug loads, and controlling temperature to reflect changes in room occupancy.
• Leaders also explain the various green transportation modes that campus and the City of Lincoln accommodate including the free bus system, the Zipcar program, and the riding bikes on campus and in the City’s trails.
• Throughout the 3.5 hour tour of campus orientation leaders also highlighted LEED certified buildings and explained UNL’s sustainable building policy. Green features, such as materials, water bottle filling stations, and landscaping were highlighted when in one of campus’ LEED certified buildings.

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

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