|Submission Date||Aug. 12, 2011|
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
Dalhousie is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Dal staff are on the steering committee for CUSP (Canadian College and University Sustainability Professional) and the The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC). Dalhousie is an active member in the Atlantic University and College Sustainability Network (AUCSN) and has provided feedback on Sustainability reports for CAUBO.
Dalhousie employees and students have participated in a number of presentation, papers, and forums to share sustainability experiences some examples include: Regular papers, presentations, and posters at AASHE and NESCC conferences. Presentations made covered topics such as climate change, sustainability planning and curriculum development. Dalhousie presented at the World Environmental Education Congress with staff and students from the College and Office of Sustainability: The transformation of Dalhousie University: A three-pronged approached to moving towards sustainability. Montreal, QB.
The University runs a sustainability lecture and series throughout the year (ESS lecture series) that is open to the community. In addition, annual events such as ½ day workshop and sustainability poster session is organized (Elizabeth May annual session). Individual professors/staff have been invited to speak on sustainability issues at regional, national and international conferences and workshops.
The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
AASHE, CUSP, AAPPA, AUCSN, NESCC, CAGBC (Canada Green Building Council), Atlantic Canada Green Building Council (ACGBC)
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
Dalhousie Office of Sustainability, College of Sustainability, and the Student Union Sustainability office publish a blog and answer numerous emails from other universities requesting information on a wide range of topics. The university has participated in regional and provincial sustainability challenges and competitions to raise awareness of sustainability in representative institutions. Examples includes One Million Acts of Green Challenge: Acadia and Trent; Atlantic University Energy Competition Challenge.
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.