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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 Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Sheridan College (Ontario)
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Herbert Sinnock
Manager, Sustainable Energy Systems
Office for Sustainability
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter No
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability No
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
Building signage that highlights green building features No
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above No

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The Sheridan community can use the Office for Sustainability’s website to learn about the Mission Zero sustainability initiatives – the Integrated Energy and Climate Master Plan (IECMP) and Zero Waste Sheridan. The website describes Sheridan’s sustainability goals and provides sustainability-related articles and publications,


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:
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The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

While there are no vehicles that are strictly sustainability focused, the following publications highlight student research from across the college:
Sheridan Insider News
Sheridan Ovation (http://ovation.sheridancollege.ca)
Sheridan Sun (http://thesheridansun.ca)
Undergraduate Research Annual Report (https://www.sheridancollege.ca/research/about/annual-report.aspx)


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

The Sheridan cafeterias display the daily menu and highlight Ontario-grown produce used for the daily menu. These displays also have pamphlets filled with recipes that use locally grown produce that students and staff can take. Another display lists Chartwell’s sustainability actions such as:
- purchasing and promoting local products
- purchasing compostable, biodegradable disposables
- reducing food waste through the Trim Trax program


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Sheridan has partnered with a non-profit called “Smart Commute” in the Brampton-Caledon and Halton regions. As per Smart Commute’s website:

“Smart Commute is a program of Metrolinx and the municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. We help anyone who is going from A to B explore and try out smart travel options such as walking, cycling, transit and carpooling. Our goal is to ease gridlock while helping you save time and money.”

Smart Commute has awarded Sheridan Collage a Silver rating for its Mississauga campus and a Gold rating for its Oakville and Brampton campuses. The award is for providing enhanced (Silver rating) and outstanding (Gold rating) alternative transportation commuting options to its employees. More information here: http://www.smartcommute.ca/success-stories/smart-commute-workplaces/

The Smart Commute website provides resources for commuters about how to use transit.

http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smartcommute.ca%2Fbrampton-caledon%2Fcommuter-zone%2Ftransit-zone%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNE7CXnmPxkg4S6tCjC7SRaTNpVWyA

http://www.smartcommute.ca/transit/transit-getting-started/


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

Sheridan has partnered with a non-profit called “Smart Commute” in the Brampton-Caledon and Halton regions. As per Smart Commute’s website:

“Smart Commute is a program of Metrolinx and the municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. We help anyone who is going from A to B explore and try out smart travel options such as walking, cycling, transit and carpooling. Our goal is to ease gridlock while helping you save time and money.”

The Smart Commute website provides navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians.

http://www.smartcommute.ca/brampton-caledon/commuter-zone/bike-walk-zone/

http://www.smartcommute.ca/halton/commuter-options/active-transportation/


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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The Sheridan Residential Handbook includes a section on Energy and Waste Reduction. The guide provides tips to residents on how to conserve energy use while in the kitchen and laundry room. General tips on lighting, computer use, and heating/cooling are also discussed. The recycling guide gives perspectives on the benefits of using the blue bin on residence.


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A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
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A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

Sheridan bookstore has a corner called “Shop Sustainable” that offers environmentally friendly products.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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