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
SD-1: New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
physical resources service
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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:
An alternative 101/orientation week is offered to students that focuses on promoting and fostering environmentalism in new students. http://alternative101.com/

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

Provide a brief description of the presentations:
Students in residences are addressed upon moving in that they may be a part of the Green Reps program as well information given to students as part of a welcome package informing them of recycling and composting procedures on campus.

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?:

Provide a brief description of the activities:
All students are invited during their orientation week to visit the University of Ottawa's permanent FreeStore within which they have the opportunity to pick up things that they need while learning a valuable lesson about consumption behaviours.

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

Provide a brief description of the efforts:

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

Provide a brief description:
The Dump and Run occurs during student move in/out period which allows students to donate their unnecessary items to the FreeStore and local charities- promoting the reduction of waste and socio-economic benefits of the program.

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