Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.48
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mohawk College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kayla LaChance
Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Bay Area Climate Change Office

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

BACCO is a collaboration between the cities of Hamilton and Burlington and Mohawk College to create an action plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring the long-term health and resilience of our community. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/bay-area-climate-change-office


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Industry Partnerships Initiative

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

The Industry Partnerships Initiatives (IPI) program is a collaborative effort between the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College, the local business sector and Sustainable Hamilton Burlington to support business leaders who want to empower positive change throughout their organizations.

Through membership in the Sustainable Business Initiative, local area businesses have access to tools and resources to set goals and measure results. Members also gain valuable access to Mohawk College’s leaders in energy and engineering technology management, plus outstanding learning and networking opportunities with forward-looking Hamilton and Burlington businesses, and credible third-party recognition to celebrate their successes. In collaboration with Sustainable Hamilton Burlington, Mohawk plans and host business focused workshops and seminars to educate businesses on various sustainable business practices. As well Mohawk College also connects industry with students on sustainability experiential learning opportunities.
https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/industry-partnership-initiative


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Living Planet @ Campus - WWF

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

Mohawk Sustainability works with WWF and the Living Planet @ Campus program to create opportunities for our students to live, learn and lead in sustainability. With the support of WWF, Mohawk has successfully installed a rooftop pollinator garden, trained dozens of students in sustainability leadership programs, and engaged students in neighborhood clean ups. Each year, Mohawk Sustainability and the WWF welcome thousands of students at Day One Orientation at Mohawk, with the purpose of inspiring our students to get engaged and learn about sustainability while on campus. Mohawk College also worked with WWF to launch their new Living Planet @ Campus platform and program.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

Community Garden - The Mohawk College Sustainability Office launched an ongoing annual on-campus, cooperative-based community garden, whereby individuals, departments, student groups and community members are provided garden space at the Fennell campus to grow common fruits and vegetables for personal consumption. Tools, soil, and a watering system are provided for use of all participants by Mohawk College. This project encourages local food production while providing teaching and learning opportunities for Mohawk students, staff and community members. Potential members simply email the Sustainability Office to register for an allotted plot.


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