Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.73
Liaison Stephanie MacPhee
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Dalhousie University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :
President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability: The President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability (ACS) provides a forum for students, faculty, administration, and community members to provide advice on campus sustainability programs and policies. We focus on institutionalizing change through university operations, curriculum, and culture. Drawing on the passion, experience and expertise of all members of the campus community for input and guidance, SustainDal aims to establish social capital and coordinate efforts within its non-hierarchical framework towards the common objective of reducing the environmental footprint of Dalhousie University. However, sustainability will only be achieved through long-term vision and cooperation. Then it will only reach its full potential through inclusion, unity and a wider understanding of responsibility and interdependence. Also a student run group: Dalhousie's SustainDal is a student-run group that works with faculty, staff, administration and the community to make our campus more sustainable by moving towards economically beneficial, socially just, and environmentally sound practices. SustainDal is a Sustainable Campuses Coalition Partner of the Sierra Youth Coalition.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:
1. Graham Carey, Student Representative, graham.h.carey@dal.ca 2. Megan Carroll, Students Representative, mg898461@dal.ca 3. Jason Pooley, Students Representative, js632514@dal.ca 4. Mark Johnston, Student Sustainability Office Liaison, DSU, esperago@gmail.com 5. Mark Coffin, Vice-President of Education, DSU, Mark.Coffin@Dal.Ca 6. Dr. Grant Wanzel, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, grant.wanzel@dal.ca 7. Dr. David Precious, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, D.S.Precious@Dal.Ca 8. Dr. Marian Binkley, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, marian.binkley@dal.ca 9. Dr. Keith Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Science, dean.science@dal.ca 10. Dr. David Wheeler, Dean of the Faculty of Management, managementdean@dal.ca 11. Dr. Deborah Buszard, Acting Director Environmental Programs, deborah.buszard@dal.ca 12. Dr. Judith Guernsey, Interim Head, Community Health and Epidemiology and Director, Atlantic Rural Centre, judy.guernsey@dal.ca 13. Professor Steven Mannell, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, steven.mannell@dal.ca 14. Jeff Lamb, Assistant Vice-President of Facilities Management, jeff.lamb@dal.ca 15. Facilities Management Director, TBA 16. William Louch, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, william.louch@dal.ca 17. Ian Nason, Assistant Vice-President of Financial Services, ian.nason@dal.ca 18. Heather Sutherland, Executive Director of Student and Community Services, heather.sutherland@dal.ca 19. James Sullivan, Dalhousie University Community Committee member, sullivan@web.net 20. Rochelle Owen, Director of Sustainability, rjowen@dal.ca 21. Members at Large (up to a maximum of three including one Alumni)

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:
The Office of Sustainability focuses on supporting solutions that create positive social, ecological and economic change in university operations. The Office works to incorporate sustainability concepts and criteria into all major planning, assessment, policy, reporting and communications products and procedures, as well as to engage and enhance student, staff, and faculty in sustainable living and operation. The Office recognizes the value of campus involvement and is pleased to offer hands on programs such as ReThink! Sustainability on Campus and promote student led events such as Green Week and the annual Dump and Run. The Office works with many campus and community partners to achieve its objectives. By ourselves we are one, together we are a community!

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Rochelle Owen

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of Sustainability at Dalhousie University

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:
To develop a strategic plan for the office, help draft a university-wide policy and framework for sustainability efforts, and cultivate a culture of sustainability at Dalhousie.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
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