Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.05
Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Toronto Mississauga
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Chelsea Dalton
Acting Sustainability Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Facilities Management & Planning
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

We use several different social media platforms to communicate UTM's sustainability efforts. These include:

A Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SustainableUTM/?modal=admin_todo_tour
A Twitter account: https://twitter.com/SustainableUTM
An Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/sustainableutm/

We also maintain a sustainability-focused email list where we send out information on sustainability-related campus news and events.


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Digital building signage that shows real-time energy and water data is installed in 4 campus buildings (including 2 residence buildings and the building engineeers' control room). The signage includes consumption data for water, electricity, and natural gas, and shows greenhouse gas emissions as well. Students can then adjust their behaviours accordingly to reduce energy use and emissions. The signage also highlights the LEED status for those buildings that are LEED certified, and includes information about heating/cooling methods (including the ground-source heat pump in the Instructional Building).

Campus digital signage (prominently displayed in all academic buildings) also highlights upcoming sustainability events.


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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Tours of the campus' sustainability features are available by request. Conference groups, course groups, and high school classes have all received tours in the past. Tours are tailored to the groups' particular interest and can include LEED buildings, stormwater pond, nature trail, honeybee hives, and other features that the group is interested in. Tours specifically of the Instructional Building, including the ground-source heat pump system and rainwater reuse system, are also available. These tours take groups into the mechanical room of the building for a look at how the inner workings of the heat pump system function.

Sustainability Week, held in March 2020, also included campus tours for interested students.


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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

n/a


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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