|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||May 26, 2014|
Royal Roads University
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy
|4.00 / 4.00||
Has the institution advocated for federal, state, and/or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, bills, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
Students for Action For the Environment (SAFE) fund was started by students at RRU to promote environmental education and action through donations to the fund. Funding sources are students, staff and alumni, who donate to the fund based on the carbon emissions associated with their transportation activities to and from campus for work, classes or residencies. The idea arose from the provincial legislation for GHG emissions reporting and taxation levied on the public sector. The funds are then directed towards RRU campus sustainability projects that advance sustainability. The program has now become policy and is instituted by the university's Department of Community Relations and Advancement.
The heritage lands are governed under the Heritage Conservation Act which requires the users of the Hatley Park, RRU, to conserve and restore the lands under federal legislation.
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts are available: