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Liaison Seth Vidaña
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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Western Washington University
SD-1: New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Hayden Fairley
ResRAP Coordinator Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
No

Provide a brief description of the presentations, speakers or skits:

This is something that is being planned for the Summer of 2012. Pilot programs are currently being constructed.


Does new student orientation incorporate sustainability information into presentations (e.g., made by Residential Advisors to individual dorm floors)?:
No

Provide a brief description of the presentations:

This is something that is being planned for the Summer of 2012. Pilot programs are currently being constructed.


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?:
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Provide a brief description of the activities:

There is an information fair for all new WWU students where there are various booths that advocate different sustainability issues and programs the university offers. At the fair there are representatives from; Huxley College of the Environment, the office of sustainability, University Dining Services, The alternative transportation office, Whatcom Transportation Authority, as well as other student-run groups that engage students in sustainability activity.


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

Provide a brief description of the efforts:

The transfer student orientation hosts a barbecue in which all dishware is compostable. The new freshman student orientation offers meals in the Viking Commons Dining Hall in which they use their dishware and abide to their waste policies.


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