Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.92
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date Nov. 14, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Mr
Sustainable office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have one or more active student groups focused on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of active student groups focused on sustainability:

TribuTerre: Members of TribuTerre promote collaborative projects that aim to improve the ecoresponsible practices of the community and community life at ÉTS. The main activities organized by the group are: the sale of used books at the beginning of each semester, Repair Café aimed at countering programmed obsolencences by repairing objects of community members as well as conferences on various issues related to sustainable development.


The website URL where information about the student groups is available (optional):
Does the institution have gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:
---

The website URL where information about the gardens, farms or agriculture projects is available (optional):
---

Does the institution have student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes (e.g. cafés through which students gain sustainable business skills)?:
Yes

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:

The ÉTS Student Association has a convenience store and a restaurant bar where several ecoresponsible actions are promoted: employees mainly students, sale of local products, cultural and artistic activities, redistribution of profits to the student community, etc.


The website URL where information about the student-run enterprises is available (optional):
Does the institution have sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:

The sustainable investment fund is called the Sustainable Development Fund of the ÉTS Student Association. Its objective is to contribute to the funding of projects carried out by members of the ÉTS community that promote the integration and application of sustainable development principles. It is voluntarily funded by each student up to $5 per semester per student and by the university.


The website URL where information about the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives is available (optional):
Does the institution have conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability:

Dozens of conferences are organized each semester at ÉTS. Several conferences are organized by student clubs, for example: conferences on energy issues organized by Énergie-ÉTS, Language Café, conference on drinkable water, conference on sport and its benefits, conference on nutrition, conferences on clean technologies, conference on entrepreneurship, conference on international cooperation, conference on equality and diversity, conference on life cycle analysis, conference on zero carbon standards in buildings, cultural conferences, « Rendez-vous branché à l'ÉTS » a fair on eletric transportation showcasing the expertise of students clubs and professors, international conference on health technologies, etc.


The website URL where information about the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability is available (optional):
---

Does the institution have cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability:

A series of events called « Rendez-vous culturels de l'ÉTS » offer students and employees performances of comedy, music, circus and other art forms. About ten shows are offered to the community each year.


The website URL where information about the cultural arts events, installations or performances is available (optional):
---

Does the institution have wilderness or outdoors programs (e.g. that organize hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students) that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Different student entities organize outdoor activities. The EtSPERANTO groups, the Athletes' Association and the Student Life Ambassador organize various outdoor activities throughout the year (rafting, hiking, skiing, etc.). Particular attention is paid to minimize negative impacts during these activities.


The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors programs is available (optional):
Does the institution have sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences (e.g. choosing a sustainability-related book for common reading)?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:
---

The website URL where information about the sustainability-related themes is available (optional):
---

Does the institution have programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

The Tributerre committee organizes workshops about that subject, for example to learn how to create your own household cleaning products, how to design and use low techs, etc.


The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills programs is available (optional):
---

Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:

Students are hired for mandates related to sustainable development, for example: data entry for the carbon neutrality of an event, awareness of waste sorting, awareness of sustainable mobility, etc.


The website URL where information about the student employment opportunities is available:
---

Does the institution have graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
Yes

A brief description of the graduation pledges:

During the engineer's engagement ceremony, future engineers make several social commitments. For example, a commitment of honour to society it is intended to serve, an unwavering moral greatness, the obligation to help each other between engineers, the obligation of reliability, a promise on honour to serve humanity to the best of its knowledge and means.


The website URL where information about the graduation pledges is available (optional):
---

Does the institution have other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

The School has dozens of scientific and technological clubs and student groups whose activities are related to sustainable development. Here are several examples: the Green Building Association, Chinook (wind vehicle), Eclipse (solar vehicle), Evolution (fuel-efficient vehicle), Omer (human-powered submarine), QUIETS (green snowmobiles), CRABE (ÉTS bicycle repair and adjustment centre), DécliQ (creativity and engineering), Énergie-ÉTS (energy issues), EtSPERANTO (community and intercultural), Intégrale (social group for the LGBTA community), Les INGénieuses (social group for female students), PRÉCI (international cooperation), project Découverte (twinning ÉTS students and 6th year students), SerreÉTS (design of energy efficient greenhouses and development of automated agricultural systems).


The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available (optional):
---

Estimated percentage of students (full-time and part-time) that participate annually in sustainability-focused co-curricular education and outreach programs (0-100):
25

Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.