Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.21
Liaison Chris Gardner
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2022

STARS v2.2

Douglas College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
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Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Douglas College has signage at the Coquitlam campus explaining the green roof plants that represent different BC environments. Additionally, the College has signage in the cafeterias on how to most appropriately recycle within the facility.


Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The Sustainability Outreach and Learning (Sol) garden regularly hosts educational workshops and walking tours for students and community members on urban sustainability.

The Sol garden has established demonstration plantings where educational workshops are provided. Target groups for workshops include youth, homeowners, indigenous stakeholders, environmental organizations, municipal staff and members of the landscape and nursery trades. Our objective is to increase the uptake of native plants in urban gardens on a regional scale through promotion of their benefits. Increased planting of species that provide ecosystem services like pollination and pest control has the potential to increase crop yields of food plant and reduce the need to use synthetic pesticides to manage pests. We anticipate a secondary benefit of public education regarding plant use by local indigenous groups.


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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