Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.59
Liaison Chris Adam
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Dawson College
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Chris Adam
Sustainability Office
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Carbon Neutral Forever

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In October 2018, Dawson board directors make unanimous decision to declare Dawson College not only carbon neutral, but Carbon Neutral Forever -to continue to actively reduce GHGs and to offset all energy, waste, refrigerant, transport and commuting emissions (Scope 3), including any new future buildings, from this time forward.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate
Coordination & Planning

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Dawson's board of governors unanimous vote to declare the college Carbon Neutral Forever applies to every future year of operations and includes any future expansion of Dawson activities and the physical campus. We challenge other colleges in the Quebec network to follow with their own declarations and help with meetings or workshops to review our process, funding and awareness campaigns related to carbon responsible operation.

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