Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Melissa Mirowski
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
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Building signage that highlights green building features No
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems No
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The sustainability website is apart of the UOIT website. It includes our sustainability policies, initiatives and energy management plan. It also includes information about our sustainability committee and Blue Team, initiatives on campus and in the community.


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A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

The Blue Team, an initiative run by the Office of Sustainability has a Facebook, twitter and instagram page. The Blue Team uses their social media platform to spread awareness about local and campus sustainability events. Social media is also used to spread awareness about green tips, and environmental facts.


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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

UOIT promotes commuters using alternative modes of transportation by providing a bus pass to all full time students. Bus schedules can be found at the front security desk in the Gorden Wiley Building. Also promoting Blancride, a carpooling app to connect students.

Students can contact Durham Region Transit to find out how to use public transit, or which bus to take. UOIT also encourages carpooling by having designated parking spots for carpoolers. UOIT has an app for students, Blancride, to connect and share rides. UOIT encourages biking by supporting student groups such as CyclOn, and making the campus biker friendly. UOIT also has a map listing all the bike racks on campus.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

We have a campus map that includes all the bike rack locations


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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

During resident move in the Blue Team was present to provide students with bookmarks containing information about green living. This information was also posted on our social media platforms.


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A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

Stories are regularly featured in "The Chronicle" student newspaper. Articles are developed by media students whenever there are notable events or initiatives.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

Sustainability Today is an online blog posted on UOIT's website. The author of the blog is Daniel Hoornweg. The blog covers a variety of sustainable topics such as climate change and protecting wildlife.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

Around campus in high traffic areas, around water fountains, printers and garbage bins, signage has been posted. These posters highlight different sustainable issues. Posters encourage taking action such as default to double siding, using a reusable water bottle, or packing a lunch.


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