Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michael Chapman
Environmental Engineer
Facilities & Engineering
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:
Sustainability Committee: Each of our 13 NSCC campuses has a Sustainability Committee. The campus sustainability committees are comprised of staff and students and all have a staff chair person. The Sustainability Committees meet quarterly with the central Sustainability Steering Committee. These meetings are chaired by Michael Chapman, Manager Infrastructure and Sustainability. Each campus committee has monthly meetings and organizes sustainability activities and initiatives for their campuses. Some of the activities include: rent-a-plot in the campus greenhouse, zero waste day challenge, sustainability days expo, certifying the campus as "Bike Friendly", setting up information booths on Earth Day or World Water Day, or participating in the campus waste audit.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:
Allen, Graham staff at NSCC Cumberland Campus Billard, Judith staff at NSCC Marconi Campus Chapman, Michael staff at NSCC Central Facilities & Engineering Church, Andrew staff at NSCC Akerley Campus DiGiosia, Marco staff at NSCC Institute of Technology Dunham, Roberta staff at NSCC Institute of Technology Campus Farrell, Jim staff at NSCC Central Facilities & Engineering Gunn, Tom staff at NSCC Strait Area Campus Herman, Kirk staff at NSCC Central Facilities & Engineering Hole, Tammy staff at NSCC Ivany Campus Howlett, Betty staff at NSCC Strait Area Campus Hutton, Kelly staff at NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus Isner, Robbie, staff at NSCC Institute of Technology Campus Jardine, Don staff at NSCC Kingstec Campus Lennox, Holly faculty at NSCC Truro Campus LePage, Adam staff at NSCC Lunenburg Campus Little, Paul staff at NSCC Ivany Campus MacDonald, Lorne staff at NSCC Strait Area Campus MacDonald, Stuart staff at NSCC Marconi Campus MacGowan, Martha staff at NSCC Central Facilities & Engineering Machan, Glen staff at NSCC Kingstec Campus Manning, Ian staff at NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus McCullough, Patti staff at NSCC Central Facilities & Engineering McDavid, John staff at NSCC Pictou Campus Noble, Terri staff at NSCC Burridge Campus Riley, Edith staff at NSCC Kingstec Campus Stevens, Darrell staff at NSCC Ivany Campus Strubank, William staff at NSCC Occupational Health & Safety Surette, Christian staff at NSCC Shelburne Campus Surette, Faren staff at NSCC Burridge Campus and Shelburne Campus Taylor, Glenn staff at NSCC Truro Campus

Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:
The sustainability office works to ensure NSCC's Sustainability Policy is effective, to further NSCC's sustainability initiatives, and to assist all campuses on sustainability matters. The office investigates problem areas and works to provide solutions at each campus, as well as tracks progress towards sustainability goals. Energy demand, water usage, waste generation/diversion, and greenhouse gas emissions, are some of the areas being monitored by the sustainability office in an effort to improve each campus' sustainability performance. This information is reported to the campuses via an Annual Sustainability Report, which can be located on the Sustainability Office webpage, www.nscc.ca/sustainability/reports.

Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
4

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Michael Chapman, Manager Infrastructure, Sustainability and Space Planning

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:
NSCC operates a Sustainability and Infrastructure office lead by Michael Chapman. This department works with NSCC's Sustainability Policy to: 1. Provide on-going education for all members of the NSCC community regarding the importance of sustainable practices. 2. Enhance the quality of life through community building. 3. Support effective monitoring and reporting on sustainability progress. 4. Meet, and where possible, exceed, regulatory requirements related to sustainability, the environment and human health. 5. Implement Sustainable Purchasing Policies. 6. Conserve Energy, Water, and Other Resources through the efficient use of resources. 7. Minimize the generation of solid waste, and maximize the amount of waste diverted from landfill. 8. Minimize Environmental Risks on Campus. 9. Incorporate sustainable practices in the design and construction of campus grounds and buildings. 10. Demonstrate leadership to support the guiding Principles of the Sustainability Policy.

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