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

STARS v2.2

Douglas College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:

Douglas College is a member of the Post-Secondary Institution Coalition on Transit.

This is a coalition of Lower Mainland PSIs (Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Douglas College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Community College, Langara College, Kwantlen College, Capilano College, Emily Carr University of Art and Design)that meet to define opportunities to influence transit policy, transit advocacy, opportunities and hurdles that impact the PSI sector in regards to transit locally and regionally.

Most recent collaborative activity included co-authoring a letter to Translink in support of its Transit 2050 plan and, more specifically, the Ten-Year Priorities Plan outlining projects proposed for implementation in the next ten years. This was co-signed by the presidents of all aforementioned institutions.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:

The Post-Secondary Institution Coalition on Transit (described in the local advocacy section) also applies here, as the Coalition is focused on both local and regional transit issues, and is represented by institutions from across the region.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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