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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.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.76
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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George Washington University
EN-7: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Shannon Ross
Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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The percentage of new employees 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:

During the weekly new employee orientation, sustainability is discussed as part of the broad campus-wide sustainability initiative, as well as how sustainability ties into other projects and initiatives at GW.

As part of the quarterly new employee forum, there is a values panel on GW's nine core values, including GW's value of sustainability. GW's commitment to sustainability is discussed, specifically describing some of the sustainability projects on campus. At the end of the forum, there is a new employee resource fair, which includes representatives from the Office of Sustainability. Employees have the opportunity to ask questions about sustainability at GW at that table, and sign up to receive the office's newsletter.

The website URL where information about sustainability in new employee orientation is available:

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