Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.30
Liaison William Clancey
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2017
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Durham College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tanya Roberts
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

Creation of the Living Green Initiative
Establishment of a Herman Miller design green office model for the Sustainability Office Establishment of a student Green Team
Establishment of the Sustainability Office as a student placement host
Creation of a Sustainability Policy (pending approval)
Creation of revenue generating e-waste and battery recycling programs for Sustainability Fund

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

Mission: At Durham College, sustainability guides our decisions and practices in fostering the continued success and well‐being of our students, staff, faculty and stakeholders. We believe in a shared responsibility for social, environmental and economic stewardship, and strive towards the enhancement of awareness in education throughout the college and greater community.
Mandate: To promote awareness, understanding and the practice of environmental, social and economic sustainability with all Durham College stakeholders.
To enhance campus operations, planning, administration, curriculum, research, innovation and stakeholder engagement in using sustainable principles and best practices.
The committee shall achieve these goals by:
Investigating, assessing, and prioritizing the best practices of educational institutions,
businesses, and other organizations that could be successfully implemented at Durham College.
Sharing best practices from other organizations, internal departments and teams to the college as a whole.
Collaborating with other external stakeholders on research, specific projects, events, etc.
Educating internal stakeholders of the ways in which they can optimize their ability to
contribute to reducing the ecological impact of Durham College, in the areas of:
• Energy;
• Water;
• Materials;
• Waste materials management;
• Transportation;
• Emissions; and
• Ecological conservation and biodiversity;
Cultivating an organizational culture that respects these principles.
Developing recommendations about how to engage our supply chain community to adopt
practices in line with our values and goals.
Being sensitive to the societal considerations of our neighbouring communities.
Ensuring our actions are based upon sound research, scientific reasoning, affordability and the
priorities established through the college’s annual business plan.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Members since 2014 include:
Ralph Aprile, Previous VP Facilities & Ancillary Services
Alan Dunn - Associate VP Facilities & Ancillary Services
Richard Jules - Director User Support Services, IT Services
Michelle Darling - Senior Project Manager, PMO
Tara Betterley - Quality Assurance Officer, PMO
Suzanne Chasse - Manager, Facilities Management
Doug Crossman - Manager, Mechanical Systems & Energy
Beth Smith - Executive Assistant to the VP, Manager of Food Services, Facilities & Ancillary Services
Francine Zega, Facilities Clerk
Susan Todd - Dean, School of Science and Engineering Technology
Kevin Jones - Procurement Manager, Finance
Mauro Bianco - Senior Financial Analyst, Finance
Cynthia McKeen - Purchasing Clerk, Purchasing
Chris Gillis - Manager of Applied Research Business Development, Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE)
Larissa Strong: Manager, International Student Support
Pamela Dunn, Event Planner, Communications & Marketing
Jennifer Gibbs, Manager, Employee Development and Wellness
Melanie Brooks, Student Recruitment Officer
Bradley Schryer, General Maintenance
Stephen Forbes, Faculty
Robert Savelle, Faculty
Shannon Webb, Faculty
Ross Carnwith, Manager, Ancillary Services
Bart Lucyk, Logistics
Lori Wilson, Scheduling Officer
Susan MacMillan, Manager, Payroll Office
Craig Black, Learning Skills Advisor
Dimitri Stathopoulos, faculty
Roxanne Mullin, Faculty
Michael Cronin, Web Specialist Communications & Marketing

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Living Green DC practices sustainability every day, especially in our beautiful office located in the heart of the Gordon Wiley building - SW217. The Herman Miller inspired space is fully accessible to students, faculty and staff and serves as a hub for environmental awareness and action on campus. Home to the Living Green Initiative and Sustainability Coordinator, the Office serves to inspire and equip the campus with the appropriate resources to identify and implement new programs and activities designed to reduce the campus energy, water, and paper consumption, maximize waste diversion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and Inspire a sustainable mindset. The Project Management Office (PMO) oversees the Sustainability Office under Facilities & Ancillary Services.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Tanya Roberts, Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The sustainability coordinator's position is responsible for coordinating, designing and implementing campus sustainability initiatives, fostering a culture of environmental mindfulness and commitment to sustainability values across all areas including Academic, Student, and Facilities Management.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:
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