|Submission Date||July 19, 2011|
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships
Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:
Okanagan College has several such partnerships. Examples:
1) Penticton Campus Community Habitat Memorial Garden – this is a jointly maintained garden that is located on the south west corner of the Duncan Ave campus. The theme of the garden is all natural plants that are individually marked and there is a leaflet that is jointly produced by the college and the garden society. Maintenance of the garden is done by both the College and the Garden Society.The College maintains the water system and the society does the clean-up. Examples of the plantings are to be used in the roof gardens on the Centre of Excellence.
2) The College is a partner with the South Okanagan –Similkameen Conservation Society – this group is particularly dedicated to the species at risk in the South Okanagan Similkameen. Recently we provided office space and in kind support for the organization as well as being a partner. We are now a partner and provide in kind support in waiving booking fees and some of our staff attend meetings and provide technical expertise.
3)Clean the Creek, Kelowna Campus –the College adopted Fashieux Creek in 2008 which runs along the west boarder of the campus in Kelowna. The Campus pulls together teams of students, staff and community to clean the Creek 3-4 times a year. Since it adoption noxious weeds and garbage have been removed by and in the Creek. As a result ducks, turtles, muskrat(s) and fish have returned to the Creek. In 2009 the College Campus was awarded by the City of Kelowna the most dedicated community group for this clean- up project.
The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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