Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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Does the institution have one or more co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that fall into the following categories?:
Yes or No
Active student groups focused on sustainability Yes
Gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems Yes
Student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes ---
Sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills Yes
Conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience ---
Wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles ---
Sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences Yes
Programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills Yes
Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution Yes
Graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions ---
Other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives ---

The name and a brief description of each student group focused on sustainability:

Carleton University Students for the Environment - The group focuses on a wide variety of environmental issues that work to obtain a more sustainability driven society.

Sustainable Renewable Energy Engineers - represents the Sustainable Renewable Energy Engineers of Carleton who study new sustainable technologies.

Carleton University Geography and Environment Student Association - Group that represents the students at Carleton who study Geography and Environmental related programs. These students focus on the maintenance and preservation of the Earth.

Fair Trade Carleton - This group represents Fair Trade at the University Level. By representing Fair Trade it represents a more sustainable methods of producing coffee and teas.

Emerging Green Builders Carleton - The group represents a variety of Carleton students who are looking to become leaders in the green building industry.


The website URL where information about student groups is available:
A brief description of gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems:

Kitigànensag GSA Carleton Community Garden - The initiative is run by the Graduate Students Association. The garden is an attempt to build a community around gardening and a way to increase local food availability to Carleton Students.


The website URL where information about the organic agriculture and/or sustainable food systems projects and initiatives is available:
A brief description of student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes:
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The website URL where information about the student-run enterprise(s) is available:
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A brief description of the sustainable investment or finance initiatives:

Green Revolving Fund - Carleton University has established a $1 million revolving fund to allow for investment in sustainability-related projects. The main criteria for accepting projects will be to undertake those with positive environmental impacts and strong financial plans, as well as: The Student Experience, Innovation, Risk Reduction
Demonstration of Social and/or Community Responsibility. Given that the fund is revolving, the project must be financially viable in order to be considered for funding. All members of the Carleton community are encouraged to submit ideas for consideration.


The website URL where information about the sustainable investment or finance initiatives is available:
A brief description of conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

Carleton Sustainable Energy Lecture Series
The Carleton Sustainable Energy Lecture Series is designed to raise awareness about current topics and issues associated with accelerating the transition to a sustainable energy future in Canada. Each lecture brings a speaker to campus who is a leader in an aspect of the transition. Recent lecturers and topics are listed below (inset box). The SE Lecture Series is organized by the Carleton Research Unit in Science, Innovation and the Environment (CRUISE) and the Carleton Sustainable Energy Research Centre (CSERC).


The website URL where information about the event(s) is available:
A brief description of cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:
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The website URL where information about the cultural arts event(s) is available:
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A brief description of wilderness or outdoors programs for students that follow Leave No Trace principles:
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The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

Sustainability Floor - Residence Themed Community
The Sustainable Living floor is designed for students dedicated to learning about environmental and social issues, as well as promoting environmental responsibility. Members of this community will have the opportunity to work together to plan and participate in a variety of environmentally focused activities throughout the year. By using this knowledge, students can create changes within their daily lives and in the larger community.


The website URL where information about the theme is available:
A brief description of program(s) through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

Residence Eco Rep Program - This is a program where residence students volunteer as an eco representative for the their floor/building. They then educate their peers about how to live more sustainable life styles after being provided with a variety of tools to be more sustainable.


The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-focused student employment opportunities:

Sustainability Assistant - Student employee acts as an assistant to the initiatives of the Sustainability officer. Works directly with making Carleton a more sustainable University.


The website URL where information about the student employment opportuntities is available:
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A brief description of graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions:
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The website URL where information about the graduation pledge program is available:
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:
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The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available:
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