Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Ottawa
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
physical resources service
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Are the following students provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability?:
Yes or No
First-year students Yes
Transfer students Yes
Entering graduate students Yes

Percentage of all entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation :
Every year the Office of Campus Sustainability engages in various Welcome week programs to raise the profile of the office, make the events more sustainable, and increase understanding about sustainability.

The Office participates in the planning sessions for Welcome Week and offers advice to organizing groups about how to reduce their environmental footprint and be more inclusive. For example, the Office works with the Student Union to help minimize the amount of waste in Frosh Kits and promote reusable products.

The Office organize a giant Free Store event, where students arriving on campus can take free reused items instead of buying new items for their new rooms. The Office also helps coordinate and provide volunteers for the collection of goods from students moving out during the same week to reduce waste sent to landfill.

The Office also provides sustainability tours for various groups on campus. The Institute of the Environment Master's in Environmental Sustainability Program and the Faculty of Arts are examples of groups that come back every year to have sustainability tours of the campus.

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The Free Store - https://sustainable.uottawa.ca/free-store

The UOSU Sustainability centre - https://www.seuo-uosu.com/services/sustainability/

Institute of the Environment - https://www.uottawa.ca/environment/

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