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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Brandeis University
SD-1: New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Janna Cohen-Rosenthal
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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?:
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Provide a brief description of the presentations, speakers or skits:
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Does new student orientation incorporate sustainability information into presentations (e.g., made by Residential Advisors to individual dorm floors)?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the presentations:

Residential Brandeis EcoReps will make visits to each residential hall if possible during the first couple of weeks. These meetings are coordinated with each residential Director of Community living for each quad and the Community Adviser for each floor. These presentations include general green tips for orientation, recycling rules, and different sustainability efforts on campus.


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:
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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:

In past orientations there have been efforts in creating an entirely green and compostable meal as part of the start of the year BBQ.


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

Provide a brief description:

Each freshman receives a recycling bag for in dorm use and a list of green tips to keep in mind for the year.


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