Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.91
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2019

STARS v2.2

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 plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Select Actions include:
-Integrate the Sustainability mindset into the curriculum of all academic programs through the Institutional Learning Outcomes by 2024
-Develop and deploy a credential for Sustainable Educators by 2024
-Create a framework which considers a project’s level of sustainability as an evaluation criterion. Applied research projects with a high sustainability score will be prioritized by 2024


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Select Actions include:
-Embed sustainability into the Residence Life Healthy Living Framework by 2024
-Host 1 workshop per term how to be sustainable in residence by 2024
-Embed sustainability into events on campus, such as Orientation week, to reach all incoming students by 2024


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Select Actions include:
-Standardize responsible disposal of waste for users (i.e. bins, locations) by 2020
-Reduce the volume of waste generated by 15% per campus user by 2024
-Implement a robust carpool matching tool and revitalize the carpool program by 2021
-Formalize a Sustainable Building Standard for Humber Campuses using global best practices in all new construction and renovations by 2022
-Continue progress towards Humber’s Integrated Energy Master Plan resulting in reductions of 30% greenhouse gas emissions, 50% per unit area in energy use, and 50% per student in water use by 2034.
-Achieve the Fair Trade for campuses silver level certification by 2024
-Create a guiding document for social and sustainable purchasing practices by 2020
-Conduct the Good Food Challenge every two years by 2024


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Select Actions include:
-Establishing an institutional EDI framework and strategy by 2024
-Evaluate potential and the development of a policy to have Indigenous owned catering on campus by 2024
-Co-host traditional teachings annually at North and Lakeshore campuses until 2024
-Host workshops on environmental racism focused on the social justice dimensions of place, space, environment, and health by 2020
-Incorporate knowledge for LGBTQ+ related topics in performance evaluation criteria by 2024
-Establish and work towards a Healthiest Campus framework and goals by 2020


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:

Humber will "Provide national leadership in developing sustainable campuses." 2018-2023 Humber Strategic Plan.


The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Humber College recognizes Brundtland’s definition of Sustainable Development,
development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.


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
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability ---
SDG Accord ---
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 Okanagan Charter and plans to be the healthiest campus in Canada. By signing the Charter, Humber is incorporating health into everyday operations, business practices and academic mandates to support students, staff and faculty.As part of adopting the charter, Humber is making the following commitments:
-We will infuse health and sustainability into the decisions we make, expanding our focus on the success and well-being of our students, employees, community and environment.
-We will continue to cultivate a rich and diverse learning and work environment as we recognize that diversity is our strength.
-We will continue to respect the primary importance of Indigenous cultural foundations and the principles of mutual respect, inclusion and community engagement.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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