Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.32
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Humber College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

Humber College's 2013-2018 Strategic Plan includes sustainability as one of it's six college values: "Sustainability – We preserve our collective future by
embracing the social, ecological, and economic impact
of our decisions."
There is also a specific goal within the strategic plan to: "Ensure Humber’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in planning and decision-making". The success outcome attached to this goal is: "We know we will be on track if, by 2018 • Humber has embraced a comprehensive sustainability strategy that is embedded in our integrated planning and resource allocation model." (pg 27)


A copy of the strategic plan:
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The website URL where the strategic plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published sustainability plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
Yes

A copy of the sustainability plan:
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The website URL where the sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published climate action plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
No

A copy of the climate action plan:
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The website URL where the climate action plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have other published plans that address sustainability or include measurable sustainability objectives (e.g. campus master plan, physical campus plan, diversity plan, human resources plan)? :
Yes

A list of other published plans that address sustainability, including public website URLs (if available):
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Curriculum Integration Targets:
A: Develop sustainability learning outcomes for all programs. Metric: Number of programs that have sustainability learning outcomes
B: Increase the number of courses that are Sustainability Related (SR) or Sustainability
Focused (SF). Metric: Percent of courses that have integrated sustainability (Number of SR and SF courses vs. total courses offered)


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Research and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Research Targets:
- Track the number of research projects that are related to sustainability. Metric: Project information and outcomes


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Outreach, Awareness and Communication Targets:
- The Humber community knows what sustainability means and how the college
has embedded it into the Humber experience. Metric: Number of Office of Sustainability website views, size of mailing list, number of people attending events, student sustainability clubs, and on-campus survey results
- Have a Green Ambassador/Team in every school and business unit of the college. Metric: Number of ambassadors/teams vs. number of schools and business units
- Track on a college-wide basis community service hours conducted by students,
staff and faculty. Metric: Number of volunteers (tracked by HSF, Student Success and Engagement (SSE), HR, etc.)


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Outreach, Awareness and Communication Targets:

- Continue to advance Humber’s contributions to the community. Metric: Number of volunteer hours (student and staff), money raised for charity annually
- Develop a metric to measure student and staff/faculty participation in community service


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Energy and Climate Change Targets:
- Reduce Scope 1+2 CO2 emissions intensity by 40% by 2018/19 using 2005/6 baseline. 50% reduction by 2023/24. Metric: CO2e
- Begin tracking Scope 3 CO2 emissions (i.e. employee travel, commuting by Humber community). Metric: CO2e


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Green Buildings and Landscape Targets:
- All new buildings and major retrofits are built to LEED Silver standards or higher. Metric: Percentage of new buildings built to LEED Silver


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Energy and Climate Change Targets:
- Reduce total energy use by 40% by 2018/19 using 2005/6 baseline.
50% reduction by 2023/24. Metric: EKWH/sqft


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Purchasing and Ethical Sourcing Targets:
- Increase percentage of sustainable food on campus. Metric: Percent of all food purchased for campus considered sustainable (organic, fair trade certified, locally grown,
cage-free or other approved criteria).


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Green Buildings and Landscape Targets:
- Manage campus construction, demolition and renovations to minimize on and off campus impacts Increase density of campus vegetation (tree planting)
- Track and review fertilizer/ herbicide/pesticide/salt use and replace artificial with organic products wherever possible
- Review campus green spaces for opportunities for permaculture, permeable pavement, increase/ improve landscapes for contemplation, recreation and wellbeing.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Purchasing and Ethical Sourcing Targets:
- All printing/copy paper purchases are 100% FSC certified and 100% PostConsumer
Waste (PCW) by 2018/2019. Metric: Percent of copy paper purchased
- Take stock of all major purchases and their environmental, social and economic impacts. Develop a plan to focus on these over time.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Sustainable Transportation Targets:
- Decrease single-driver vehicles coming to campus and increase travel to campus
by transit, carpooling, biking and walking. Metric: Results from survey
(conducted every 3 years)
- Reduce traffic and parking congestion on campus. Metric: Number of single vs. carpool
parking permits sold annually


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Recycling and Waste Management Targets:
- Increase waste diversion from 42% (2012/13) to 70% by 2018/19. Metric: total weight of waste diverted from landfill in metric tons annually vs. total weight of waste generated
- Demonstrate ability to reduce overall waste generated on campus by 2018/2019. Metric: total weight of waste and recycling generated in metric tons annually


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Water?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Water and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Water Targets:
- Reduce total water use per full time student equivalent (F TE) by 40% by 2018/19 using 2005/6 baseline. 50% reduction by 2023/24. Metric: Water use m3/FTE
- Reduce the sale of water bottles on campus by 2018/19. Metric: Unit sale of water bottles on campus and track the number of bottles saved shown on bottle filling stations


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Social Equity and Wellbeing Targets:
- Number of people that attend Center for Human Rights and Equity workshops, and complete training for Mental Health. Metric: Number of participants
- Strong Health and Safety awareness and programs. Metric: Number of lost time incidents (WSIB)
- Continued enhancement of accessibility and affordability strategies for qualified students with financial need


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Investment Targets:
- To develop social and environmental criteria for investments by 2018/2019 that are included as screens when Humber makes strategic investments in industries,
businesses, funds, and communities.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Sustainability Plan 2014-2019
Wellbeing and Work Targets:
- AODA compliance
- Continued promotion of a culture and environment where safety is respected and encouraged


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas (e.g. arts and culture or technology)?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body (e.g. a mission statement that specifically includes sustainability and is endorsed by the Board of Trustees)? :
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:

Humber will "embrace a comprehensive sustainability strategy that is embedded int he college's integrated planning and resource allocation model" 2013-2018 Humber Strategic Plan


The institution’s definition of sustainability (e.g. as included in a published statement or plan):
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment No
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

Humber is a signatory of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability. Signatories to the Protocol agree to provide leadership in their internal and external communities and to maximize their contribution to a sustainable future. http://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/file/pan-canadian-protocol-for-sustainability/


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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