A Green Welcome to Brandeis

Aug. 25, 2011

aidegroupIn partnership with Orientation, the Campus Sustainability Initiative worked to Green Orientation, including efforts such as: 

  • Green Packing List and ENERGY STAR Coupon
  • Campus Sustainability Tour lead by OLs
  • Follow-up quiz to test knowledge of sustainability at Brandeis!
  • Zero waste first year BBQ and the first Certified Green Event!
  • Distributing sustainability Welcome Kits in dorm rooms- first years receive:
    1. energy efficient light bulb cafe
    2. recycling bag
    3. reusable water bottle (courtesy of Orientation)
    4. Coupon to the Move In Market.
  • Organizing an optional welcome bike ride around Waltham, and a First Year Sleep-Out (more info to come).
  • Holding a Sustainability Teach-in with Laura Goldin entitled: "Greening Campus and Community: How You, Too, Can Change the World through Environmental and Social Justice Learning, Engagement and Activism"talking
  • Organizing the Move In Market on Thursday, Sept 1 4:00pm - 6:00pm in on Chapels Field.
  • Orientation has greatly reduced the amount of paper they have used over the years- condensing to a small pocket guide.