Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
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Dalhousie University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Grace Okpala
Sustainability Project Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

Dalhousie Office of Sustainability

The Dalhousie Office of Sustainability works to incorporate sustainability concepts and criteria into policy and planning, building and retrofit projects, and operations. The Office strives to engage and encourage student, staff, and faculty in practicing sustainable behavior.
The Office recognizes the value of campus involvement and is pleased to offer hands on programs such as Rethink Sustainability on Campus. The Office works with many campus and community partners to achieve its objectives

http://www.dal.ca/dept/sustainability/about.html


Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability:

The President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability (PACS) provides a forum for students, faculty, administration, and community members to provide advice on campus sustainability programs and policies.
Key organizations that regularly report on their activities to the Council include The University Office of Sustainability, the College of Sustainability, and the Student Sustainability Office. The Agricultural Campus has a Sustainability Committee that reports to PACS. There are sub committees of PACS that focus on a topic during a certain period of time.

http://www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/sustainability/presidents%20advisory%20council/TOR-President%27s%20Advisory%20Committee%20on%20Sustainability%20-%20July%202013.pdf


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

The Council includes membership from faculties, departments, student organizations, and community members.

1. Joe Graham, Student Representative – Green Residence Forum, joe.graham@dal.ca
2 Eveliene VanDer Kloet, DSU Sustainability Office Director, dsu.sustain@Dal.Ca
3 Erik Fraser, DSU Sustainability Office Director, dsu.sustain@Dal.Ca
4. Hilary Thomson, Urban Garden Society, DSU, hilarycthom@gmail.com
5. Mahbubur Rahman, Vice President Finance and Operations, DSU, dsuvpf@dal.ca
6. Christine Macy, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Christine.Macy@Dal.Ca [participating for Christine, Emanuel Jannasch ejannasch@hfx.eastlink.ca]
7. Thomas Boran, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Thomas.Boran@Dal.Ca
8. Robert Summerby-Murray, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, rsummerb@dal.ca
9. Chris Moore, Dean of the Faculty of Science, dean.science@dal.ca
10. Margaret (Peggy) Cunningham, Dean of the Faculty of Management, managementdean@dal.ca
11. Ryan McNutt, Manager Communications and Marketing, ryan.mcnutt@dal.ca
12.Lawrence Plug, Acting Director, College of Sustainability, lawrence.plug@dal.ca
13.Jeff Lamb, Assistant Vice-President of Facilities Management, jeff.lamb@dal.ca
14. Mary Jane Adams, Director of Planning, Facilities Management, Mary.Jane.Adams@dal.ca
15. Jerry Aguinaga, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Jerry.Aguinaga@Dal.Ca
16. Mike Drane, Director of Procurement, mike.drane@dal.ca
17. Ian Nason, Vice-President of Finance and Administration, ian.nason@dal.ca (participating occasionally)
18. Heather Sutherland, Executive Director of Student and Community Services, heather.sutherland@dal.ca
19. Rochelle Owen, Director, Office of Sustainability, rjowen@dal.ca
20. Marty Janowitz, Alumni Representative, marty.janowitz@stantec.com
21. Stephen Thomas, Community Representative, stephenjwthomas@gmail.com
22. Kenny Corscadden, Associate Dean, AC Campus, kenneth.corscadden@dal.ca


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Dalhousie 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.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
4

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Rochelle Owen, Scott MacPhee, Stephen Cushing , Brendan Brady, Glen MacDougall , Grace Okpala, and Sarah Miller

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Rochelle Owen - Director of the Office of Sustainability
Scott MacPhee - Bike Center Manager
Stephen Cushing - Communications and Natural Environment Officer
Brendan Brady - Climate Change Officer
Glen MacDougall - Energy Manager
Grace Okpala - Sustainability Projects Officer
Sarah Miller - Waste Management Officer


The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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