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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 Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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University of Northern Iowa
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

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University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Each year concepts in sustainability become much more prominent in new student orientation. Some of the ways that sustainability is included are:
-Sustainability on campus tours.
- Encouraging students to go "tray-free" in the dining center, and educating them on why this is important for the university
- Avoiding disposable dishes whenever possible
- Inviting UNI sustainability organizations to participate in the student organization fair all of the freshman orientation sessions
- Promoting recycling and the use of compostable dishes during our Panther Picnic during welcome week


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

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