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

STARS v2.2

John Abbott College
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Shannon Coulter-Low
Student Life Counsellor
Student Services
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Climate Literacy Project

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
The climate and ecological emergency will be a defining feature of our graduates’ lives. John Abbott College’s faculty-led climate action group, Imagine Change, has spearheaded a college-wide initiative to give students knowledge of the four basic aspects of the climate and ecological emergency (CEE) by the time they graduate:

Causes: factors that cause climate change and ecological degradation
Impacts: CEE’s effects on the biophysical world and on human societies
Dynamics: social forces that produce the emergency, impinge on change, and distribute the impacts unevenly
Actions: appropriate objectives and means for mitigating and adapting to the emergency, and preferably taking action towards the solutions.

The CEE criteria have been presented to Academic Council and are being looked at by each program, to determine how they will be integrated. Imagine Change works with programs to integrate the four CEE objectives into their curriculum, taking advantage of opportunities arising from program revisions and teachers’ initiative. The college earmarked substantial funds for this academic year (2022-2023) to hire climate experts in various disciplines to consult with faculty on this project.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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