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

STARS v2.2

Douglas College
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Chris Gardner
Director
Facilities & Ancillary Services
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Climate Change Accountability Reporting Annually to the Province of BC

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

The College has been carbon-neutral since 2010 and since then many initiatives have been taken to reduce the College’s environmental, energy, and greenhouse gas impact.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Buildings
Energy
Purchasing
Transportation
Waste

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
OP2

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Academic Courses related to Sustainability

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

The College offers two-year diplomas in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies, in addition to several courses focusing on the environment spread across many other programs.

We also offer the Practical Energy and Advanced Knowledge (PEAK) program, which trains building managers in the areas of green technology and sustainable management.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC1

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Elimination of plastic water bottles on campus in 2019

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

In 2019, plastic water bottles were eliminated from the College and the installation of water bottle filling stations continues to be expanded to promote drinking water from re-useable containers.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Food & Dining
Waste
Water

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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