|Submission Date||Feb. 19, 2018|
University of South Florida
EN-8: Employee Orientation
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:
A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):
Sustainability efforts are addressed at USF in our new employee orientation called Welcome to USF. Welcome to USF is a day and a half orientation program for new employees to learn about USF's history and its vision for the future. Enjoy lunch at a campus dining location, then board a Bull Runner shuttle bus for a narrated tour of campus. The tour includes stops at selected campus highlights. This orientation points out achievements and discovery in the areas of solar power and electric cars, and other green technology. In addition, it points out the many ways to commute to work and around the campus with ride sharing, the Bull Runner, and the WeCar.
These items are addressed in the opening PowerPoint presentation for over 500 new employees a year:
• The Patel College of Global Sustainability offers a dual master’s degree in sustainability and green technology, hosted a UN global meeting, is part of the UN-Habitat Partner University Initiative, and USF was the first North American university to join that initiative.
• USF's ranked in Sierra magazines “America’s coolest schools” list in 2015 for advances in sustainability in research and education, USF has a gold rating for building an environmentally-conscious campus, and USF has an NSF grant to turn wastewater in usable water.
• CUTR (Center for Urban Transportation Research) and car-sharing initiatives, including We-car, Zimride, the Bull Runner and U-pass with Hart.
• The new Interdisiplinary Sciences building (ISA), which is LEED certified, as is the Patel center.
• A campus tour points out Bull Runner stops, the Patel Center and CUTR among other places.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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