Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.32
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2016
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Humber College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
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:

Humber College has four committees related to sustainability.

The Sustainability Coordinating Committee (SCC) is responsible for coordinating the college’s efforts to increase overall sustainability throughout the institution, supporting and guiding each of its sub-committees; and communicating new sustainability initiatives and programs across all of Humber’s campuses.

The Humber Operational Sustainability Committee (HOSC) is responsible for interpreting the operational goals included in Humber’s 2014-2019 Sustainability Plan; making recommendations that relate to the physical, fiscal and environmental operations; and working with Humber’s sustainability manager to attain the goals of the plan.

The Humber Academic Sustainability Committee (HASC) is responsible for interpreting the academic goals included in Humber’s 2014-2019 Sustainability Plan; making recommendations that relate to academic and research objectives; and working with Humber’s sustainability manager to attain the goals of the plan.

The Humber Community Engagement in Sustainability Committee (HCESC) is responsible for interpreting the community engagement goals included in Humber’s 2014-2019 Sustainability Plan; making recommendations that relate to the community engagement, outreach, communications and investment objectives; and working with Humber’s sustainability manager to attain the goals of the plan.


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

The members and their roles, committee Terms of Reference, meeting agendas and minutes, etc. are all listed online here: http://www.humber.ca/wearehumber/staff/committees/directory


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:

Humber's Office of Sustainability leads the college's sustainability initiatives and is a hub for campus engagement and information. We support the college community to integrate sustainability into everything we do.

Humber's Office of Sustainability activities include:
- Making campus operations more sustainable
- Collaborating and engaging with various stakeholders to implement sustainability projects and initiatives
- Tracking and publishing successes using defined metrics

There are two full time staff and 2-3 part-time students who are employed in the Office of Sustainability.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Lindsay Walker, Sustainability Manager

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:

In 2014 the Office of Sustainability developed Humber's first five year Sustainability Plan which outlines clear targets and action items in 11 specific sustainability areas. The four sustainability committees were created out of the plan. Since then the committees have accomplished several initiatives campus-wide:
- Review of carpool program
- Run events such as Vegetarian days in the Fall semester, Earth Week in the Spring
- Develop a print and paper use survey and provide recommendations to Humber's executive.
The Office of Sustainability has accomplished many things in the previous years. These are outlined in our most recent 2014-2015 Sustainability Report.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Manager

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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Coordinator, Sustainability & Energy

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