Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.30
Liaison Laura Hamstra
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Durham College
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Tanya Roberts
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

Durham College's sustainability coordinator sits on the Durham Region Roundtable on Climate Change Committee and has contributed letters of support towards a Regional Bike Share program and has supported the Region by recruiting students for committee participation and quorum. The College is also a part of the Durham Community Energy Plan Stakeholder meetings.
Durham College has also worked closely with the City of Oshawa, partnering in events, etc.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

Durham College is an active member with Durham SustainAbility - Durham Partners in Project Green. Through this partnership, DC has participated with various community events such as the Great Canadian Shoreline clean-up, tree planting activities with GM, and has been featured as a member spotlight.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

Milkweed for Monarch Project: Durham College has partnered with General Motor's Canada to help grow and plant milkweeds every spring. Plants are cultivated by students through our horticultural program and then planted in the community.

The initiative was launched to improve the habitat for the monarch butterfly, and DC is just one organization in Durham Region that GMC is partnering with to help repopulate this endangered insect.


A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:

Durham College is working alongside its partner Centro Experimental de Formación Profesional (CEFOP) – UO Trujillo II, a technical and vocational
college in Trujillo in La Libertad, Peru, to support and enhance academic programming in gastronomy and culinary arts. The two-year partnership
involves the exchange of knowledge, experience, and proven practices between Canadian and Peruvian stakeholders. The project is part of the
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Andean Region Education for Employment (EFE) initiative, funded by the federal government through Global
Affairs Canada.
Using the CFF’s successful experience in building an environmentally progressive culinary program, the project has seen the design and
implementation of a strategic plan that focuses on capacity development to enhance CEFOP’s existing programs of study using Competency-Based
Education and Training methodology in curriculum development, instruction, and evaluation. Environmental sustainability is a cross-cutting theme of
this strategic plan and is a required deliverable and outcome associated with the available funding.


The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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