|Submission Date||Sept. 13, 2019|
PA-2: Sustainability Planning
Buildings & Grounds
Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:
From Sustainability Plan:
• Encourage environmental stewardship by including a class focusing on sustainability in the College’s general education requirements.
• Support existing environmental education courses throughout the curriculum with
funding for adjunct faculty and visiting speakers.
• Develop a minor program in Sustainability, drawing on courses from across the
• Continue to develop the Organic Garden internship program, maintain current
internship and student research opportunities, and explore additional internship
programs related to sustainability.
Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:
From Sustainability Plan:
• Continue support of existing and new clubs focused on sustainability.
• Consider building a new EcoDorm or renovating an existing residence hall into a
facility that can serve as a model for sustainable building technologies and
sustainable living. Provide an academic component through Experiential Learning
Internships for students who live in the EcoDorm.
• Continue to develop the Organic Garden internship program and consider establishing
an Organic Garden living community on one of the floors in the dormitories.
Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:
We will be able to know if the implemented recommendations will save the energy that the audit has estimated. We have electric submeters on most campus buildings.
Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:
The school is in the process of implementing the creation of the Office of Culture, Identity, and Inclusion.
Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
The formal statement in support of sustainability:
The institution’s definition of sustainability:
Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
|Yes or No|
|The Earth Charter||No|
|The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)||No|
|ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter||No|
|Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability||No|
|Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment||Yes|
|The Talloires Declaration (TD)||Yes|
|UN Global Compact||No|
|Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below)||No|
A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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