Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.85
Liaison Robert Eby
Submission Date July 11, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Okanagan College
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Phil Ashman
Dean Central Okanagan
Administration
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

The web site (blog)Sustainability at Okanagan College provides information on all aspects of Sustainability at the college.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The web site (blog)Sustainability at Okanagan College provides information on all aspects of Sustainability at the college. The website provides the capability for anyone to upload related material.


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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Signage in the Centre for Learning Building highlights the green building features of this LEED gold building


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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

At our Penticton campus we have a natural garden and Salmon Arm Campus sustainability gardens that provide self-guided tours.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

We maintain a section on our web-site with information and links to the different forms of alternative transportation available.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

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

A guide to sustainable living is included in the residence handbook as well as a link to additional resources on the residence web-site.


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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

In our internal staff newsletter Inside Okanagan College, Community Report, etc. the College highlights our sustainability practices. Sustainability goals are part of our Strategic Plans, and long range education plans


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

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The College maintains a website on the New Centre of Excellence building on our Penticton Campus which has been designed to meet the standards of the living building challenge, and to serve as a living classroom and research facility for green construction trades and technoloby


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
Yes

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The college has also set up a Sustainability Facebook page which students routinely use to generate and share sustainability content.


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