Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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Carleton University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

Scope of Sustainability Advisory Committee

- The Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) reports to and make recommendations to the Vice-President (Finance and Administration) in regard to Carlton University’s Sustainability agenda.


* Provide coordination of the Sustainability agenda at Carlton University;

* Monitor progress towards objectives and targets set within Carleton University’s Strategic Integrated plan, within the Sustainability Strategic Plan and as outlined within any relevant sustainability themed policies;

* Enhance the ongoing development of Carleton University’s Sustainability Strategic Plan and Policies, with any significant changes or new programs being recommended to the Vice President (Finance and Administration);

* Make recommendations for the funding of initiatives aimed at carbon reduction and sustainability improvement, for discussion and agreement at a senior level. This includes identification of external grant funding;

* Consider and prioritise projects which contribute to the achievement of Carleton University’s Sustainability targets;

* Promote Carleton University’s environmental performance (including against relevant benchmarks) to ensure input into the vision and direction of the sustainability program;

* Establish and monitor the progress of standing or task based subgroups to manage specific Sustainability related issues, as necessary;

* Enhance the integration of environmental initiatives and programs across research, teaching and professional services;

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:


It is essential that attendees of SAC reflect the environmental competences and knowledge required and that there is a balance of ‘business’ and ‘technical’ representatives.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

One Undergraduate student representative - TBC

* One Graduate student representative - TBC

* Three Faculty (with direct research/interest in sustainability:

- Steven Cooke, Institute of Environmental Science (Faculty of Science)

- Liam O’Brian, Architectural Conservation and Sustainability (Faculty of Engineering and Design)

- Douglas King, Geography and Environmental Studies (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)

- Other suggestion: Marie Tudoret, Civil and Environmental Engineering (FED)

* Four Staff (University Services (food), Residence, Research, Facilities Management and Planning)

- David VanDyk, Aramark, Dining Services

- Laura Storey, Housing and Residence Life

- Lisa Paterick, Facilities Management and Planning

- Kim Holtz, Procurement

- Suggestion for CURO : Cathy Stafford

* Sustainable Program Manager

* Assistant Vice-President (Facilities Management and Planning) – Chair

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Sustainable operations have a long history at Carleton University, although for many years it was known by other names. Presently, Energy and Sustainability Programs is the office that oversees the implementation of Carleton’s Sustainability Strategic Plan.The 3 full time employees are key members of the Facilities Management and Planning team overseeing the implementation and co-ordination of all sustainability efforts on campus.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Philip Mansfield, Manager, Sustainability Programs

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

- Forging partnerships, doing outreach and learning about existing sustainability efforts on campus.

- responsibilities based around waste management and the engagement and education side of things (referring to a 60 per cent waste recycling goal set out in the university’s Sustainability Strategic Plan)

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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