Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.13
Liaison Ronnie Dorsnie
Submission Date April 25, 2023

STARS v2.2

John Abbott College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Shannon Coulter-Low
Student Life Counsellor
Student Services
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

1) A Sustainability Newsletter is released twice a year at the end of each semester. It summarizes the notable sustainability activities that took place that term in order to inform the campus community at large. The first three published newsletters can be found here:

2) The Instagram account is a space for students and staff to learn about upcoming sustainability events happening on campus. Photos from events and activities are also shared with the JAC community through this account. @SustainableJAC

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

- Signage in the Atrium of the LEED certified Anne-Marie Edwards (Science) building focuses water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, construction and the indoor environmental quality.
- Signage for the “Zen Zone” student lounge, which now has a green plant wall and multiple potted plants to create a positive atmosphere of sustainable well-being for students.
- Signage indicating the beehives on the roof of the Casgrain building. This sign explains how long the beehives have been there, and some interesting facts about honeybees.
- Icon posters for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, printed on 12”x12” coroplast are available for students and staff to borrow for their activities, workshops, events or trainings. A vinyl banner featuring all 17 SDGs is also available to borrow. Featuring the posters at the event links the theme or focus to the broader global goals, which can add clarity and purpose to the issues being discussed. It also helps to motivate audiences when they can visualize the connection between their work and the work being done at a global scale. This information is not yet available on our website.

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A generalized tour of the campus is available, taking participants through the new LEED building and highlighting recycling, xeriscaping, carpooling, and construction features such as geothermal power, passive solar power, stormwater management, pedagogical design, etc. A document explaining the tour is attached, below.

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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