Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.09
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of New Hampshire
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Fiona Wilson
Director/Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer
Sustainability Institute/UNH
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Percentage of new employees that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:
100

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

The UNH Human Resources (HR) team gives a half-day orientation to all new UNH employees. As part of this, working with the UNH Sustainability Institute staff, UNH HR provides an overview of sustainability efforts across education, research, and practice on campus. This is paired with a dedicated follow-up email from the Sustainability Institute welcoming each new employee, inviting them to sign up for our monthly sustainability email newsletter for faculty and staff, and also giving them instructions on how to complete our online sustainability learning module (10 videos with an accompanying quiz following each) on 10 different aspects of how UNH practices sustainability) to deepen their understanding of sustainability at UNH. The information also helps to inform new UNH employees about how to become more involved with sustainability efforts on campus. The information presented highlights resources to staff that will enhance sustainable behavior in the professional setting. New staff are also offered the opportunity to receive ($3.25 value) one of UNH Dining's reusable to-go containers to allow them to make sustainable choices when buying food for the various UNH dining facilities for consumption offsite.

UNHSI staff also are part of new faculty orientation each August. Sustainability is introduced at a high level and then new faculty are given time to complete our online learning module on sustainability at UNH during the 2-day program. This is followed by a dedicated sustainability "lunch and learn" as part of the new faculty orientation 2-day program where the focus is on diving deeper on how UNH faculty can be supported to integrate sustainability into their research, teaching and engagement. UNH faculty are also offered the choice receive ($3.25 value) one of UNH Dining's reusable to-go containers to allow them to make sustainable choices when buying food for the various UNH dining facilities for consumption offsite.


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