Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.73
Liaison Sean MacInnes
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
SD-1: New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does new student orientation include presentations, speakers, or skits that address sustainability and take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend?:

Provide a brief description of the presentations, speakers or skits:

During summer orientation sessions, the Office of Sustainability has a booth at the "Spartan EXPO." All new students are invited to this exhibition, which gives them an introduction to various departments, clubs, and programs across campus. The Sustainability Office offers information to all attendees on programs and initiatives, including energy conservation, environmentally-focused student groups, proper recycling techniques, and alternative transportation. Due to staff turnover, the Office was not able to participate in 2013 but intends to return in 2014.

Does new student orientation incorporate sustainability information into presentations (e.g., made by Residential Advisors to individual dorm floors)?:

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Does new student orientation actively engage students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability plays out on campus, or allows students to take part in a productive green activity?:

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Does the institution make new student orientation more sustainable via efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets?:

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Does the institution incorporate sustainability into new student orientation in other ways?:

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Prospective student tours include information, however; please see notes.

Though not a part of orientation, campus tours for prospective students highlight sustainability efforts. Green buildings, the campus garden, cycling and other alternative transportation infrastructure, and student groups are all highlighted.

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