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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 Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Doug Adams
Associate Dean of Students
Center for Campus Activities & Leadership
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Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:
Yes

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:

New student orientation includes an optional tour of key locations in Middlebury's sustainability infrastructure. These locations include the Biomass Gasification Facility, the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, the Materials Recovery Facility, and the Middlebury College Organic Garden.

During the Fall 2010 orientation, the Sustainability Integration Office also sponsored a "Sustainability Fair" at which representatives from student organizations and administrative departments related to sustainability provided information to students about ways they could get involved in sustainability initiatives on campus.

Representatives from the Sustainability Integration Office were also present at the Academic Forum attended by all first years during orientation. At the Academic Forum, the representatives let students know about sustainability initiatives on campus and also invite them to attend the upcoming Sustainability Fair to learn more.


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