Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.94
Liaison Tanya Roberts
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Durham College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Tanya Roberts
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
United Nations - Sustainable Development

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Durham College has aligned its sustainability programs with the UN SDG framework in its strategic planning process with a specific focus on the following goals:
1. Quality Education
2. Clean Water and Sanitation
3. Affordable and Clean Energy
4. Decent Work and Economic Growth
5. Sustainable Cities and Communities
6. Responsible Consumption and Production
7. Climate Action

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300
https://durhamcollege.ca/new-notable/dc-students-and-faculty-travel-to-guatemala-to-support-the-united-nations-sustainable-development-goals


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
OCUSP

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Durham College is a member of the Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals (OCUSP) group, which exists to share best practices and advocate for sustainability within the higher education sector across Ontario. OCUSP is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting sustainability personnel across post-secondary institutions province-wide.
https://www.ocusp.org/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Cupanion

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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