Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.15
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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Western Kentucky University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.15 / 1.00 Elizabeth McGrew
Graduate Research Assistant
Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities
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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:
15

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

New Environmental Service Attendants each go through a recycling demonstration in their new employee orientation, where they learn what is and is not recyclable on campus, led by the Coordinator of Resource Conservation, Beth Gafford. WKU Facilities and Grounds crews each undergo a recycling demonstration to become familiar with what is and is not recyclable on campus, to properly execute these skills in their daily work routines on campus, as well as through the GameDay Recycling Challenge and other WKU athletic events. Several offices around campus have also had recycling demonstrations performed at their weekly meetings, where they too are able to see exactly what is and is not recyclable on campus, and to ask questions to the Coordinator of Resource Conservation. The new (and current) employees continue to learn more about recyclables on campus through peer-to-peer interaction as they come onto the job, and learn more about what they will encounter in sustainability at WKU.


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