Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.94
Liaison Tanya Roberts
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

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?:
Yes

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

Prior to September 2018, the College had a general sustainability committee 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.

In early 2019, the committee was restructured and as of the fall, the new committee is a task force based committee focused on the internal Green Office Program. Committee members include program leads from each of the participating offices.


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

Members since 2019 include:

Melissa Pringle - Corporate and Board Secretary, President's Office
Kristen Horton - Program Assistant, Centre for Professional & Part-time learning
Lorie Blundon - Manager, School of Science and Engineering Technology
Stacy Leaming - Administrative Assistant, School of Media, Art & Design
Yvette Greenall - Aministrative Assistant, Office of Campus Safety
Kayla Jordan - Executive Assistant to the AVP of Human Resources
Michael Cronin - Web Specialist
Leesa McLeish Diaz - Student Success Intake Clerk, Office of Student Diversity, Inclusion & Transitions
Julie Pigeon - Indigenous Coach, First Peoples' Indigenous Centre
Sue Hawkins - Manager, School College Work Initiative & Academic Upgrading
Jillian Fischer - Laboratory Technologist, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Leslie Morris - Spa Manager, Durham College Spa
Tracey Duncan - Administrative Assistant, School of Justice & Emergency Services
Kelly Hughes - Medical Administrative Clerk, Campus Health Centre
Shelley Irving - Administrative Assistant, Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Mary Sich-Kristof - Student Advisor/ Field Placement Officer, School of Science and Engineering Technology
Michelle Theophille - Supervisor, Pickering Learning Site (Now Test Centre)
Nicole Burnet - Residence Services Supervisor, Durham College Residence/Conference Centre
Dan Maclnally - Riot Radio Station Manager, DC Students Inc.
Craig Black - Learning Skills Advisor, Student Academic Learning Services
Kim Marycz - Student Support Officer/OSAP Lead, Financial Aid & Awards
Angela Werner - Office Manager, Student Affairs Office
Carol O'Donnell - Career Coach, Career Development
Melanie Maloney - Administrative Coordinator, School of Science and Engineering Technology
Janice Haslett - Administrative Assistant, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Sue Moore - Manager - Academic Operations, School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship and Renewable Technology
Ashley Lyons - Bilingual Administrative Assistant, Durham College Corporate Training Services
Chantelle Harrison - Executive Assistant to the CAO and the VP Admin & CFO, Administration – DC
Julie Hunt - Executive Assistant to the AVP, Information Technology, Office of AVP Information Technology
Sarah Brathwaite - Records Manager, Administration – DC
Beth Smith - Executive Assistant, Facilities & Ancillary
Laura Cain - Reception & Intake Coordinator, Access and Support Centre - DC


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Living Green Initiative and Sustainability Coordinator operate out of the Project Management Office. The Project Management Office (PMO) oversees the Sustainability Office under Facilities & Ancillary Services. 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.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

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

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

-The development of a sustainability strategy
-The development and implementation of a campus-wide green office certification tool
-The development of an e-waste procedure
-The establishment of a solid waste management policy and procedure
-The college switched to centralized waste collection and implemented a mini-bins program, including "compost home" bins.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

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The incumbent 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.


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