Champlain College

Burlington, VT, US

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Champlain College believes that a curriculum infused with sustainability concepts will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to address sustainability challenges in their personal and professional lives.

Credit Status
Academic Courses Complete
Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program Complete
Graduate Program Complete
Immersive Experience Complete
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete
Credit Status
Academic Research Not Applicable
Support for Research Not Applicable
Access to Research Not Applicable
Campus Engagement

Champlain College believes encouraging sustainability outreach efforts will help foster a campus culture that values reducing its environmental impact, diversity, and engaging with the local community and economy.

Credit Status
Student Educators Program Complete
Student Orientation Complete
Student Life Complete
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete
Outreach Campaign Complete
Employee Educators Program Not Pursuing
Employee Orientation Complete
Staff Professional Development Not Pursuing
Public Engagement
Champlain College believes in the importance of having students, faculty, and staff learn from and serve with community partners. These experiences strengthen ties within the community and contribute to Champlain College’s and the Burlington community’s … read more
Credit Status
Community Partnerships Complete
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete
Continuing Education Not Applicable
Community Service Complete
Community Stakeholder Engagement Not Pursuing
Participation in Public Policy Not Pursuing
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing
Hospital Network Not Applicable
Air & Climate

Champlain College is committed to reducing its green house gas emissions and ensuring that campus community members can live, work, and learn on a campus with clean air.

Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete

Champlain College is committed to creating a more sustainable physical campus. This includes retrofitting older buildings and ensuring that the construction of new buildings meets LEED standards.

Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Indoor Air Quality Complete
Dining Services

Champlain College supports a more sustainable campus dining service by enacting and following initiatives which include buying locally sourced and fair-trade certified food, reducing food waste, and utilizing the Real Food Challenge Calculator.

Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Low Impact Dining Complete

Champlain College works to update current energy systems, ensure that newly-built energy systems meet efficiency standards, and source energy from sustainable sources.

Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete

Champlain College manages its grounds with a focus on native plantings, storm water management, ground debris composting, and a limited use of pesticides and fertilizers.

Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Not Pursuing

Champlain College contributes to a building a sustainable economy by purchasing goods and services from local, environmentally-friendly, or socially-just businesses. Additionally, Champlain strives to do business with entities that meet environmental guidelines.

Credit Status
Electronics Purchasing Complete
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Not Pursuing
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Not Pursuing
Guidelines for Business Partners Complete
Champlain College is committed to reducing green house gas emissions related to transportation by creating initiatives and policies which incentivize students, faculty, and staff to use more sustainable means of commuting to and from campus. … read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Not Pursuing
Student Commute Modal Split Complete
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete
Champlain College strives to reduce waste in a variety of ways which includes but is not limited to reducing the creation of waste, obtaining a high diversion recycling rate, composting pre-consumer and post-consumer food scraps, … read more
Credit Status
Waste Minimization Complete
Waste Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing
Hazardous Waste Management Complete

Champlain College focuses on reducing water waste by installing water conservation/efficient fixtures and managing stormwater through a series of grounds features including bioswale, a green roof, and permeable pavement.

Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing
Coordination, Planning & Governance
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Sustainability Planning Complete
Governance Complete
Diversity & Affordability
Champlain College understands that diversity is a crucial component of being a sustainable instruction. Champlain works to increase its diversity through the deliberate and thoughtful recruitment of students and employees to foster a highly inclusive … read more
Credit Status
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Support for Future Faculty Diversity Not Pursuing
Affordability and Access Complete
Health, Wellbeing & Work

Champlain College understands that being a sustainable institution includes being a fair and responsible employer and maintaining a healthy environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Credit Status
Employee Compensation Not Pursuing
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete
Wellness Program Complete
Workplace Health and Safety Complete
Credit Status
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Not Pursuing
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

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