Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date April 10, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Ottawa
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
physical resources service
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:
The University hosts a sustainability related website that consolidates all the sustainability related activities and events on campus. It keeps students informed about different resources, services and events they have access to.

The website URL for the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
The newsletter is sent monthly and informs the community of upcoming events, exceptional employees and/or students as well as an update of green updates on campus.

The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
The University of Ottawa publishes Research Perspectives quarterly, a journal that puts a spotlight on discovery and innovation (research) on campus.

The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
In areas where signage helps improve the use of green facilities, panels have been installed for instruction and education (ex. Waterless urinal signs explains the amount of water saved on an annual basis).

The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
The University of Ottawa Food Services have a website that identifies the many of their initiatives over the years, with a focus on energy and recycling programs. Additional information is streamed on television screens located in and around food service outlets.

The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed:
The University does have signage that delineates the community garden but it does not highlight sustainable practices. However information is available on the University's sustainability website.

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Twice a year, a sustainability tour of the campus is offered to all campus community members (including new students during the orientation week). Sustainability tours are also available upon request. The University of Ottawa hosts an Open Green Map online. This map details several sustainability related features of the campus for community members to explore. http://www.opengreenmap.org/greenmap/university-ottawa-campus-green-map

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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
The Office of Parking and Sustainable Transportation offers a printed brochure explaining all the sustainable transportation options available to campus community members.

The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
The Office of Campus Sustainability distributes pamphlets to all new residents in campus every year to explain how the campus recycling system works.

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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
No

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:
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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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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:
“Deux écolos et un micro’’ Deux filles et un micro is a French podcast that offers you weekly advice and tools that are simple enough to do at home on a daily basis: sustainable and affordable cooking, revamping a tired wardrobe, as well as keeping you up to date on exciting events! Might you be a hardcore environmentalist or simply curious, this podcast will seduce you with its humour and usefulness.

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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:
The Office of Campus Sustainability uses a blog to develop a stronger relationship with the campus community. Blogger – http://thesustainabilitree.blogspot.com/

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:
The Office of Campus Sustainability uses a Facebook Fan page to develop a stronger relationship with the campus community. Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/uOttawaSustain

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:
The Office of Campus Sustainability uses a Twitter page to develop a stronger relationship with the campus community. Twitter – http://twitter.com/uottawasustain

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:
The Office of Campus Sustainability uses a Tumbler page to develop a stronger relationship with the campus community. Tumblr - http://uottawasustain.tumblr.com/

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Other responsible parties : Elena Pizzo, Campus Signage Coordinator, Physical Resources Service, 613-562-5800 ext. 6645, epizzo@uottawa.ca Pierre de Gagne, Assistant Director of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Physical Resources Service, 613-562-5800 ext. 6619, pdegagne@uottawa.ca Gisele Charlebois, Assistant Director of Parking and Sustainable Transportation, 613-562-5971, gisele.charlebois@uottawa.ca

Other responsible parties :

Elena Pizzo, Campus Signage Coordinator, Physical Resources Service, 613-562-5800 ext. 6645, epizzo@uottawa.ca

Pierre de Gagne, Assistant Director of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Physical Resources Service, 613-562-5800 ext. 6619, pdegagne@uottawa.ca

Gisele Charlebois, Assistant Director of Parking and Sustainable Transportation, 613-562-5971, gisele.charlebois@uottawa.ca

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