Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.08
Liaison Cassandra Lamontagne
Submission Date Feb. 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Concordia University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.50 / 4.00 Pietro Gasparrini
Director
Environmental Health and Safety
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Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum Yes No
Research (or other scholarship) Yes No
Campus Engagement Yes No
Public Engagement Yes No
Air and Climate Yes No
Buildings Yes No
Dining Services/Food Yes Yes
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds Yes No
Purchasing Yes No
Transportation Yes No
Waste Yes Yes
Water Yes Yes
Diversity and Affordability Yes No
Health, Wellbeing and Work Yes No
Investment Yes No
Other Yes No

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):

Teaching, Learning & Research Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):

Teaching, Learning & Research Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee
Community Engagement Sub-Committee
Teaching, Learning & Research Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):

Community Engagement Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

All information is available on the university's Sustainable Eating webpage:
https://www.concordia.ca/campus-life/food-services/eating-responsibly/sustainable-eating.html


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):

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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):
Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):

See Concordia's Water Use and Reduction Program:
http://www.concordia.ca/offices/facilities/water-use-reduction.html


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee
Community Engagement Sub-Committee
Teaching, Learning & Research Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
---

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):

Operational & Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Investment plan(s):

Sustainability Steering Committee


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:

See the Coordination & Planning section (page 67+) of the 2015 Concordia Campus Sustainability Assessment (CCSA):
http://www.concordia.ca/content/dam/concordia/services/sustainability/docs/Concordia%20Campus%20Sustainability%20Assessment%20(2015).pdf


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the other plan(s):

Sustainability Steering Committee


The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Sustainability at Concordia is a mindset and a process that leads to reducing our ecological footprint and enhancing social well-being while maintaining economic viability both on and off campus.

This process of sustainability is developed through a governance system based on shared vision and responsibility that fulfills Concordia’s current needs without compromising the needs of future generations.

To be sustainable in our decisions and activities is to take a long-term perspective, recognize resource capacities and balance the interconnected nature of our environment, society and economy.


Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:
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Concordia Campus Sustainability Assessment (CCSA):
The purpose of the CCSA report is to assess Concordia’s current sustainability situation
and propose recommendations to further sustainability at the University.

The current CCSA report is designed as a guiding and advising document for Concordia decision-makers. It will facilitate high-level discussions on the implementation of sustainability in the management and operations of the University.

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