Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.05
Liaison Cassandra Lamontagne
Submission Date May 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Concordia University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chantal Forgues
Sustainability Coordinator
EHS
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability No
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed No
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience Yes
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Concordia's Sustainability Hub is the university's portal for sustainability initiatives at the University.

This includes sustainability information related to:
- Operations,
- Teaching and learning
- Research
- Students initiatives
- Etc.

The Sustainability Hub also highlights current news articles and events related to sustainability.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability (LCDS) newsletter is called "Loyola Compass" and describes LCDS' past and upcoming events/projects. It can be found here:
https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/loyola-college-diversity-sustainability/about.html
(As an example, the Winter 2015 newsletter is included in the URL below.)

The David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (DOCSE) also has its own newsletter describing its activities related to sustainability and business. It is available at:
https://www.concordia.ca/jmsb/research/centres/david-obrien/news.html


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:
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The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
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A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Concordia has installed a number of plaques in its major buildings that highlight building history and features, this includes a plaque in the recently constructed MB building that highlights the extensive solar array on the pavilion's roof.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Concordia University Food Services department has created a Sustainable eating webpage.
It contains information about sustainable food systems initiatives from Concordia University and its food service supplier.

Food Services' Sustainable eating webpage can also be accessed from the University's Sustainability Hub online portal.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

The Sustainability Hub includes a link towards Environmental Health & Safety's website with a section on sustainable transportation.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The student groups Sustainable Concordia & Sustainable Action Fund have created the Sustainable Community Guide, described as:
"This is a guide to living sustainably for Concordia University Community members – on campus and at home.
It was created in collaboration between the Sustainability Action Fund and Sustainable Concordia. The cumulative effect of all the actions outlined in this guide have the potential to reduce our collective environmental footprint. By becoming a leader in sustainability we can encourage and inspire other individuals and communities to become healthier and resilient."


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

Concordia's main student newspaper, The Link, includes sustainability prominently in its coverage of student affairs at the university—the newspaper does not assign beats.

A search of "sustainability" on The Link will list all news articles related to this topic, including Editorials.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

The student group Sustainable Concordia has created a Sustainable Event Guide to help the organization of more sustainable events on campus.

This guide includes events-related information on sustainable food, sustainable waste management, sustainable transportation, etc.


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